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: 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

qì chē Car
tiān qì Weather

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