qīn parent; relative; related

Made up of [ stand; rise radical 117, wood; wooden radical 75]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Uses character originally used for a hazel tree as that sounded the same
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using : tóng (boy servant) wèi (position) zhàn (station) yīn (sound)
Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)

Different tone

qín (Qin)

< Previous qiě Next qín >

Pronunciation

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Proverbs

月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family far away

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China for centuries has been the most populous nation on Earth, but China will soon to be overtaken by India. The Chinese used to represent about 1 in 4 of all people, but this has dropped to 1 in 5 (just under 20%). Due to the severe controls on family planning in the PRC, it is likely that China's population will stabilize at the current level of 1,300 million for the next 30 years.
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