qǐng please; permit

Made up of [ yán words radical 149, qīng green; blue radical 174]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The 'words' radical suggests it is a speech concept, 'qing' - green is the phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using yán : huà (speech) yǔ (language) dàn (birth) shuō (to speak) shéi (who) mí (riddle) xiè (thanks) jì (to record) sù (to complain) 访 fǎng (to visit)
Using qīng : qíng (affection) jīng (refined) qīng (clear) qíng (clear sky) jīng (eye)

Different tone

qīng (green) qīng (clear) qíng (affection) qíng (clear sky) qìng (celebrate)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

负荆请罪 fù jīng qǐng zuì Admit a fault and offer an apology

Phrases

请问你叫什么 qǐng wèn nǐ jiào shén me What is your name?
请座 qǐng zuò Please sit down
请给我们些饺子 qǐng gěi wǒ ménxiē jiǎo zǐ Please bring us some dumplings
请给我一双筷子 qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks
Chinese proverb

Proverb

, 嫁
Jià jī suí jī, jià gǒu suí gǒu [jia ji sui ji, jia gou sui gou]
marry chicken follow chicken, marry dog follow dog
Marry a chicken and live with its ways, marry a dog and live with its ways
Changing approach and actions according to who you are with
When in Rome do as the Romans do

Red eyebrows

The red eyebrow 赤眉 rebellion was a grass roots rebellion fuelled by famine and high taxes. They showed their loyalty to the cause by painting their eyebrows and/or foreheads red. This was 2,000 years ago in the troubled reign of Wang Mang. Perhaps red was chosen as it was the dynastic color of the Han dynasty which Wang Mang had overthrown and the rebels sought to restore.
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