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


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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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 objectively

Also

清明节 Qīngmíngjié Qingming Festival

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