qīng green; blue


Number of strokes 8

Radical

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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Pronunciation

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

Provinces

青海 Qinghai

Cities

青岛 Qingdao, Shandong

Proverbs

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.

Phrases

青菜 qīng cài green vegetables
青岛 qīng dǎo Qingdao
Chinese proverb

Proverb

躲,暗
Míng qiāng yì duǒ, àn jiàn nán fáng [ming qiang yi duo, an jian nan fang]
bright spear easy hide, dark arrow difficult defend
It is easy to dodge a spear from in front; but hard to avoid an arrow from behind
It is difficult to guard against furtive attacks

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