qīng green; blue

Number of strokes 8


Index 174 used in: qíng (affection) ; jīng (refined) ; qǐng (please) ; qīng (clear) ; qíng (clear sky) ; jīng (eye)

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Sounds same

qīng (clear)

Different tone

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

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stroke order for 青
Stroke order for character 青, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


青海 Qinghai


青岛 Qingdao, Shandong


留得青山在,不怕没柴烧 liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity
青出于蓝而胜于蓝 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán Wise schooling has produced excellence beyond the teacher. The follower has surpassed the master.


青菜 qīng cài green vegetables
青岛 qīng dǎo Qingdao

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