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


Using zǒu : gǎn (to overtake) tàng (collective for trips)
Using : jì (order) jì (to record)

Different tone

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

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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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Bǎi zú zhī chóng sǐ ér bù jiāng [bai zu zhi chong si er bu jiang]
hundred foot insect dead but not motionless
A centipede with a hundred legs does not lose its life after one blow
An evil is not easily disposed of; old institutions take a long time to renew
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Wéi miaò wéi xiaò [wei miao wei xiao]
tie clever tie resemble
Weave skillfully life like images
Produce an image remarkably true to life; highly skilled
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