qì steam; vapor

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, gas; spirit; emanation; energy radical 84]

Note

Qi as 'gas' provides the phonetic and meaning, the water radical makes it specifically water vapor or steam
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor)

Sounds same

qì (gas)

Different tone

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

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Kǒu shì xīn fēi [kou shi xin fei]
mouth OK feeling wrong
Say yes when mean no
To say the opposite of what you really think
The Chinese Stars

The Chinese Stars

Culture

The Chinese system of astronomical observation is as ancient and distinctly different that as that developed in Europe and the Middle East. More emphasis was put on the moon than the sun and stars were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
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