qīng clear; distinct

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


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

Related characters

Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)
Using qīng : qíng (affection) jīng (refined) qǐng (please) qíng (clear sky) jīng (eye)

Sounds same

qīng (green)

Different tone

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

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