qīng clear; distinct

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, qīng green; blue radical 174]

Note

The water radical gives idea of transparent while 'qing - green' gives the phonetic
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses shuǐ component: bō (wave) fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (chinese) hàn (perspiration) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) huó (to live) jì (to cross a river) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) shè (to wade) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)
Also uses qīng component: jīng (eye) jīng (refined) qǐng (please) qíng (clear sky) qíng (affection)

Sounds same

qīng (green)

Different tone

qíng (affection) qíng (clear sky) qǐng (please) qìng (celebrate)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

当局者迷,旁观者清 dāng jú zhě mí, páng guān zhě qīng If too closely involved may not see all the issues involved

Also

清明节 Qīngmíngjié Qingming Festival

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