qǐ to rise; to raise; to get up

Made up of [ zǒu walk radical 156, self; oneself; sixth in order ]

Note

The 'snake' radical can be pronounced 'ji' and gives the rough phonetic. Walk gives idea of rising from sitting position.
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses zǒu component: chāo (to exceed) gǎn (to overtake) tàng (collective for trips)
Also uses component: jì (to record) jì (order)

Different tone

qī (seven) qī (phase) qí (board game) qí (his) qí (strange) qì (gas) qì (steam)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

白手起家 bái shǒu qǐ jiā To build up something from nothing
无风不起浪 wú fēng bù qǐ làng There must have been signs that it was going to happen

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