qí his; her; its

Made up of [ eight; 8 radical 12]

Note

Originally represents a basket sitting on a stand suggesting 'possession'

Related characters


Using : fēn (divide) gōng (public) sì (four) liù (six) gòng (common) xīng (prosper) xué (cave) dài (to respect)

Sounds same

qí (board game) qí (strange)

Different tone

qī (seven) qī (phase) qǐ (to rise) qì (gas) qì (steam)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

身临其境 shēn lín qí jìng To be present at a location. A witness to an event
听其言观其行 tīng qí yán guān qí xíng Judge people by their actions, not by their words

Nanjing Regime

A little known fact about the Japanese occupation of China [1940-1945] is that the occupied areas were governed by a 'Chinese' administration. This was the Nanjing Nationalist Government presided over by Wang Jingwei. The regime claimed to be the legitimate GMD Nationalist government and used the Republican flag. This fooled many of the Chinese people living on the Eastern coast, however the real power lay with the Japanese military.
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