qī seven; 7


Similar looking characters : bǐ (spoon)
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

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