qī seven; 7


Number of strokes 2

Sounds same

qī (phase)

Different tone

qí (board game) qí (his) qí (strange) qǐ (to rise) qì (gas) qì (steam)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 七
Stroke order for character 七, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

七台河 Qitaihe, Heilongjiang

Proverbs

乱七八糟 luàn qī bā zāo To be in a terrible mess. Dirty and filthy

Also

七夕节 Qīxìjié Chinese Valentines Festival

Cantonese

If you thought mastering the four vowel tones of Mandarin Chinese was hard, try the nine tones used in Cantonese. The differences are so subtle that non-native speakers have little chance of learning the language well. Cantonese is spoken by about 59 million people mainly in Guangdong and adjoining provinces.
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