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 involved

Also

清明节 Qīngmíngjié Qingming Festival
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.

Jade

The Chinese prize the mineral jade above gold. It is associated with many ancient traditions and customs. Originally the precious mineral was mined in the Kunlun mountains of southern Xinjiang.
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