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


Also uses xīn component: dǒng (to understand) huǐ (to regret) jīng (to start) kuài (rapid) lián (to pity) máng (busy) pà (to be afraid) yì (to recollect)
Also uses qīng component: jīng (eye) jīng (refined) qǐng (please) qíng (clear sky) qīng (clear)

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 Delighted to be able to help
一见钟情 yī jiàn zhōng qíng To fall in love at first sight

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