奇 qí strange; odd; weird
Made up of [大 dà
big; great; large; very
radical 37, 可 kě
can; may; able to
NoteThe elements making it up suggest 'big' 'ability' which can be thought of as curiosity, eccentricity
Number of strokes 8
Using 大 dà
: 天 tiān (sky) 太 tài (too) 庆 qìng (celebrate) 夫 fū (husband) 头 tóu (head) 莫 mò (do not) 实 shí (real) 失 shī (to lose) 美 měi (beautiful) 央 yāng (center)
Using 可 kě
: 何 hé (what) 啊 á (what?) 哥 gē (elder brother) 哥 gē (elder brother)
Sounds same棋 qí (board game)
其 qí (his)
Different tone七 qī (seven)
期 qī (phase)
起 qǐ (to rise)
气 qì (gas)
汽 qì (steam)
刘少奇 Liu Shaoqi
You will often see the character for good fortune 褔 fú
on decorations and gifts. 'Fu' is also associated with bats and oranges and this needs a little explanation
The Chinese language is ideally suited for writing poems. The long history of Chinese has allowed poems
written over two thousand years ago to be appreciated even today. The characters provide a concise method for conveying impressions and emotion.
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