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The Chinese word qiu - 球 - qiú
(ball in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

qiú

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English translations

ball, sphere, globe

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Chinese characters  ( qiu / qiú ) with pronunciation (English translation: ball )
The traditional Chinese characters of qiú are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

match  |  goal
球 ( qiu / qiú ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 692)
Chinese example words containing the character 球 ( qiu / qiú )
打保龄球 ( dă băolíngqiú = to play bowling ), 打棒球 ( dă bàngqiú = to play baseball ), 打冰球 ( dă bīngqiú = to play hockey ), 打篮球 ( dă lánqiú = to play basketball ), 打网球 ( dă wăngqiú = to play tennis ), 地球 ( dìqiú = earth ), 高尔夫球 ( gāoĕrfūqiú = golf ), 篮球 ( lánqiú = basketball ), 排球 ( páiqiú = volleyball ), 乒乓球 ( pīngpāngqiú = table tennis ), 全球定位系统 ( quánqiú dìngwèi xìtŏng = gaps ), 台球 ( táiqiú = billiard ), 踢足球 ( tī zúqiú = to play football ), 网球 ( wăngqiú = tennis ), 羽毛球 ( yŭmáoqiú = badminton ), 月球 ( yuèqiú = moon ), 足球 ( zúqiú = football ), 足球队 ( zúqiúduì = football team ), 足球赛 ( zúqiúsài = football game )
Other characters that are pronounced qiú in Chinese
More words that mean ball in Chinese
dàn ( 弹 )

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