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)

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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 from far away
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Chinese Poetry

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The Chinese language is ideally suited for writing poems. The long history of Chinese has allowed poems written over two thousand years ago to be appreciated even today. The characters provide a concise method for conveying impressions and emotion.

Man riding a hen

On top of the roof of important traditional buildings in China there can often be seen a line of bizarre animals and the outermost is often the figure of a man riding a hen. This figure, made of glazed terracotta, is aimed at protecting the house from storms. The origin could be rooted in the fact that a man cannot ride a hen and this absurdity leads to the impossibility that the house itself can be damaged.
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