qiú to seek; to look for; to request

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85]
Similar looking characters : yǒng (perpetual)
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses shuǐ component: bīng (ice) quán (spring) yǒng (perpetual)

Sounds same

qiú (autumn) qiú (ball) qiú (to beat)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

逢奸宁可玉碎,气正不求瓦全 féng jiān nìng kě yù suì, qì zhèng bù qiú wǎ quán It is better to die with honor than surrender
千军易得, 一将难求 qiān jūn yì dé, yī jiang nán qiú It is hard to find an outstanding leader
缘木求鱼 yuán mù qiú yú To look at a tree hoping it will somehow catch fish. Waste time doing something pointless and bound to fail. The tale goes back 2,300 years to the life of Mengciuswho advised the King of Qi against pointless further conquests.
杀妻求将 shā qī qiú jiàng Ruthless action to further one's ambition. The story is of Wu Qi who served the state of Lu. His wife originally came from the enemy state of Qi; seeing this as an obstacle to his ambition to become a general, he killed his wife. He got the promotion so it is about ruthless but effective action.
刻舟求剑 kè zhōu qiú jiàn A venture made pointless by changing circumstances. The story is of a man who accidentally dropped a sword in the lake while being ferried across it. He reasoned that if he made a notch in the side of the boat that would let him find the sword again,
实事求是 shí shì qiú shì Base judgment on the true facts of the situation and not rumor or custom.

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