qí strange; odd; weird

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37, can; may; able to ]

Note

The elements making it up suggest 'big' 'ability' which can be thought of as curiosity, eccentricity
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : tiān (sky) tài (too) qìng (celebrate) fū (husband) tóu (head) mò (do not) shí (real) shī (to lose) měi (beautiful) yāng (center)
Using : hé (what) á (what?) gē (elder brother) gē (elder brother)

Sounds same

qí (board game) qí (his)

Different tone

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

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