qíng affection; love; emotion

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, qīng green; blue radical 174]

Note

Combines 'heart' with the phonetic 'qing' which gives gives concept of green growing plants and so means natural affection
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using xīn : jīng (to start) pà (to be afraid) yì (to recollect) máng (busy) dǒng (to understand) lián (to pity)
Using qīng : jīng (refined) qǐng (please) qīng (clear) qíng (clear sky) jīng (eye)

Sounds same

qíng (clear sky)

Different tone

qīng (green) qīng (clear) qǐng (please) qìng (celebrate)

< Previous qīng Next qíng >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 情
Stroke order for character 情, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

患难见真情 huàn nàn jiàn zhēn qíng Only in a crisis do you know who your friends really are
情人眼里出西施 qíng ren yǎn lǐ chū xī shī Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
心甘情愿 xīn gān qíng yuàn Happy to do something; Delighted to help
一见钟情 yī jiàn zhōng qíng To fall in love at first sight

The date

Prior to the adoption of the Western calendar on the foundation of the Republic in 1912, China used a lunar based calendar. The year was divided into 12 or 13 months determined by the phase of the moon. The day within the month was named after the constellation that the moon was in (or near) on that particular date. This allowed Chinese people to work out the precise date on a clear night without the need for clocks and calendars.
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Mountains east and west

The names of the provinces Shanxi and Shandong reflect their position west ('x'i) and east ('dong') of an area of early Chinese civilization - the province of Henan in between them.
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