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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

气 气 气 气
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形)

A pictograme of an air flow.

In seal form, it was the same as .

Han character[edit]

(radical 84 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 人一弓 (OMN), X人一弓 (XOMN), four-corner 80017)

  1. steam, vapour, air
  2. spirit
  3. KangXi radical 84

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 599, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17043
  • Dae Jaweon: page 990, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2010, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6C14

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping hei3, Yale hei3)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ , khi, Guangdong hi5, k'i5 [Hailu, Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim hi4, ki1)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(Radical)

  1. spirit
  2. steam radical (きがまえ,kigamae)

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • This character exists only as a radical in Japanese. The corresponding character is .

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin (qi4), (xi4), Wade-Giles ch'i4, hsi4)

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) air; gas
  2. (Intermediate Mandarin) breath
  3. smell, odour
  4. weather
  5. vital energy, life force, (Chinese philosophy) Qi

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) to get angry
  2. to make angry, to annoy
  3. to breath

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-17.

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ khì, khùi)