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)

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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 Queue

The queue or 辫子 bianzi was the 'pigtail' that all Chinese men were forced to wear during the Qing dynasty. It was a hated symbol of subjugation under Manchu rule and you see it in films about China during this time. Not wearing the queue was considered treason and received the death penalty. The hair was plaited and never cut and so became very long. As well as the queue Chinese men had to shave off the hair from the front half of the head.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Shuō daò zuò daò [shuo dao zuo dao]
speak arrive make arrive
Say and then make
Do what one says
Actions speak louder than words
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