qín Qin; Qin dynasty; Shaanxi

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75]
Number of strokes: 10

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Also uses component: bǎn (board) bēi (cup) běn (root) cài (vegetable) cǎi (color) chá (tea) chuáng (bed) gān (pole) guǒ (fruit) jī (machine) jìn (to prohibit) jìn (to prohibit) jú (tangerine) kē (of plants) lái (arrive) lǐ (plum) lí (pear) lín (forest) lóu (multi-story building) qí (board game) qīn (parent) shù (method) shù (tree) song (Song) tiáo (strip) wèi (not yet) xián (to stay idle) xiāng (each other) xiào (school) yǐ (chair) zhí (to plant) zhī (branch) zhuō (table)

Different tone

qīn (parent)

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Cities

秦皇岛 Qinhuangdao, Hebei

Strings of cash

Throughout most of Chinese history a unit of currency was 'the string of cash'. Standard wuzhi coins had a square hole at the center allowing them to be strung together. A standard string would have one thousand of the small bronze coins. Handling these strings was far more convenient than loose coins.
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If you are traveling to China it is essential to know the customs and general etiquette so that you do not unknowingly cause offense. Our customs page covers all areas including giving gifts, banquets, sealing business deals and how to behave in public. Any attempt at understanding Chinese sensibilities will create a good impression.
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