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The Chinese word qi - 期 - qī
(period in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced . However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

period, to expect, issue (of periodicals)

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Chinese characters  ( qi / qī ) with pronunciation (English translation: period )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

month  |  week
期 ( qi / qī ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 236)
Chinese example words containing the character 期 ( qi / qī )
长期 ( chángqī = long term ), 持续期间 ( chíxùqījiān = while ), 假期 ( jiàqī = vacation ), 日期 ( rìqī = date ), 时期 ( shíqī = particular period ), 星期 ( xīngqī = week ), 星期二 ( xīngqīèr = Tuesday ), 星期六 ( xīngqīliù = Saturday ), 星期日 ( xīngqīrì = Sunday ), 星期三 ( xīngqīsān = Wednesday ), 星期四 ( xīngqīsì = Thursday ), 星期五 ( xīngqīwŭ = Friday ), 星期一 ( xīngqīyī = Monday ), 下星期 ( xiàxīngqī = next week ), 学期 ( xuéqī = term ), 延期 ( yánqī = to extend )
Other characters that are pronounced qī in Chinese
More words that mean period in Chinese
jùhào ( 句号 )
More words that mean to expect in Chinese
( 巴 ), liào ( 料 ), pàn ( 盼 ), wàng ( 望 ), ( 意 )

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All words in this dictionary (more to come) were taken from the multimedia Chinese learning software Han Trainer Pro.
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