# Guide to Dayi input/Components/5 Elements

## 五行 5 elements

The number of subcomponents in this section probably wont be exhaustive. The focus should be on finding ways to easily remember the most important ones. When studying the components, you should have a list of all the components ready. You can download it here.

Imagine three of the subcomponents 癶辶乀 forming an oblong shape that looks like an 0 :

The only subcomponent is 朩. With a bit of imagination, the middle part of the subcomponent looks like upper case "i" with serifs: I.

If you ignore the middle part of 水, the character looks x shaped. Alle the subcomponents: 氵氺乂又夂攵夊乄 is either derived from the water character (like the often used water radical 氵) or looks like the letter X.

The sub elements all have four dots: 灬 and 兆 without儿. You might say that 火 most closely resemble the letter x, but since x is taken, imagine it looks like a Y (the two first strokes of 火 when written by hand, often looks like the first two strokes of Y).

The subcomponents all have a vertical stoke with some horizontal strokes: 士丰丯耂 a bit like the letter F (except that in F, the strokes doesnt go all the way through)