qì gas; spirit; emanation; energy


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Curling vapor rising from what was originally a bowl of steaming rice
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 84 used in: qì (steam)

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Sounds same

qì (steam)

Different tone

qī (seven) qī (phase) qí (board game) qí (his) qí (strange) qǐ (to rise)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

逢奸宁可玉碎,气正不求瓦全 féng jiān nìng kě yù suì, qì zhèng bù qiú wǎ quán It is better to die with honor than surrender
老气横秋 laǒ qì héng qiū No longer youthful

Phrases

气车 qì chē car
天气 tiān qì weather
Thu 22nd Mar

Waste incinerator

China is well aware of the huge problems of waste disposal. Now that rural communities have more income there is far more plastic and other toxic waste that would normally have to go to landfill. The landfill is often not properly contained and escapes to poison the groundwater. Now Han Zhaobin of Hunan province believes he has come up with a solution. A small scale five ton incinerator is designed to leave very little toxic residue and a series of washing stages will remove toxic components from the smoke. A community level waste disposal unit will save transporting it to a large county level facility.

The Central government have recently announced an initiative to bring all rural communities out of poverty by 2050. Dealing with increased waste will be a necessary step in improving the standard of living of many rural communities.


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