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
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