qìng celebrate

Made up of [广 guǎng vast; wide radical 53, big; great; large; very radical 37]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The original form has been replaced with 'large' under 'roof' suggesting some sort of large event indoors

Related characters


Using 广 guǎng : zuò (seat) diàn (inn) táng (Tang)
Using : tiān (sky) tài (too) fū (husband) tóu (head) mò (do not) shí (real) shī (to lose) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) yāng (center)

Different tone

qīng (green) qīng (clear) qíng (affection) qíng (clear sky) qǐng (please)

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Provinces

重庆 Chongqing

Cities

安庆 Anqing, Anhui
肇庆 Zhaoqing, Guangdong
大庆 Daqing, Heilongjiang
重庆 Chongqing City, Chongqing

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One of the most common Chinese characters you will see in China and on Chinese gifts is the one for good fortune This is pronounced in Mandarin. Symbolizing good fortune also are images of the bat because in mandarin 'bat' sounds exactly the same but written as .
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How to get on in China

If you are traveling to China it is essential to know the customs and general etiquette so that you do not unknowingly cause offense. Our customs page covers all areas including giving gifts, banquets, sealing business deals and how to behave in public. Any attempt at understanding Chinese sensibilities will create a good impression.
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