qíng affection; love; emotion

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


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 >


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


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

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The peony is a frequent art motif in China. It is considered one of the best flowers of Spring and was much loved by Empress Wu Zetian.
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