yǔ to give; together with; and

Note

Ancient seal mark of unknown meaning

Sounds same

yǔ (rain) yǔ (language)

Different tone

yú (fish) yú (fishing) yú (in) yù (jade) yù (jade)

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Pronunciation

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qì steam; vapor

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, qì gas; spirit; emanation; energy radical 84]

Origin

Qi as 'gas' provides the phonetic and meaning, the water radical makes it specifically water vapor or steam
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Thu 22nd Dec 2016

Smog forcing city re-design

As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.


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