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 mén xiē 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

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