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  • 1

    v.stand up; get up

    • qǐ lì

      stand up

    • qǐ chuáng

      get up

    • tā xí guàn yú zǎo qǐ

      习惯

      She is used to getting up early.

    antonym
  • 2

    v.(used after a verb preceded by 得 or 不) be up to a certain standard

    • wǒ xiàn zài hái mǎi bù qǐ fáng zi

      现在房子

      I can't afford a house right now.

    • wǒ men de ài jīng de qǐ shí jiān de kǎo yàn

      我们时间考验

      Our love stands the test of time.

    • wǒ men mǎi de qǐ yī liàng xīn chē ma

      我们

      Can we afford a new car?

  • 3

    v.start; begin

    • cóng xiàn zài qǐ wǒ huì hǎo hǎo xué xí

      现在好好学习

      From now on, I will study hard.

    • cóng nà shí qǐ wǒ jiù dǒng shì le

      那时懂事

      Since then, I knew better.

    • cóng shí bā suì qǐ wǒ jiù kāi shǐ gōng zuò le

      十八开始工作

      I've been working since I was eighteen.

  • 4

    v.draft

    • qǐ cǎo

      draft

    • tā zǒng ài gěi tóng xué qǐ chuò hào

      同学绰号

      He is always giving his classmates nicknames.

    • má fan nín gěi zhè piān wén zhāng qǐ gè gǎo zi

      麻烦文章稿子

      Could you please give me a draft for this article?

  • 5

    v.(used after a verb to indicate upward motion)

    • jǔ qǐ qí zi

      旗子

      hold high the flag

    • tái qǐ tóu

      raise one's head

    • tā tí qǐ xiāng zi chū qù le

      箱子出去

      He took the case and went out.

  • 6

    v.remove

    • qǐ dīng zi

      钉子

      draw out a nail

    • qǐ léi

      clear mines

  • 7

    v.go up; rise

    • zhè qiú bù qǐ le

      There is no spring left in this ball.

    • fēi jī qǐ dào bàn kōng

      飞机半空

      The aircraft is taking to the sky.

  • 8

    v.(of bleb, lump, heat rash, etc.)appear

    • tóu shang qǐ le gè bāo

      have a swelling on one's head

    • hái zi bèi shang qǐ fèi zi le

      孩子痱子

      Prickly heat broke out on the baby's back.

    • shǒu shang qǐ le gè pào

      blister appeared on one's hand

  • 9

    v.build; set up

    • qǐ yī dǔ qiáng

      build a wall

  • 10

    v.build; establish

    • bái shǒu qǐ jiā

      start from scratch

  • 11

    prep.dial(used before a noun of time or place preceded by 从 or 由) start; begin

    • nín qǐ nǎ r lái

      哪儿

      Where have you come from?

    • cóng tóu xué qǐ

      start from the very beginning

    • cóng hé shuō qǐ

      Don't know where to begin.

  • 12

    measure word(used for people orthings) batch; group

    • liǎng qǐ cān guān zhě

      参观者

      two groups of visitors

  • 13

    v.(used after a verb to indicate the action is beginning)

    • xiǎng qǐ rè liè de zhǎng shēng

      热烈掌声

      resound with warm applause

    • bàng wǎn yòu xià qǐ le yǔ

      傍晚

      It began to rain again in the evening.

  • 14

    measure word(used for incidents) case; instance

    • yī qǐ shì gù

      事故

      an accident

    • liǎng qǐ huǒ jǐng

      火警

      two cases of fire alarm

Words and phrases with 起

  • 起事
    [word]rise in rebellion
  • 起跳
    [word]take off
  • 起义
    [word]rise in insurrection; forsake one's original camp and join the side of the righteous
  • 起源
    [word]originate; origin
  • 起居
    [word]daily life
  • 起手
    [word]put one's hand to
  • 起伏
    [word]rise and fall; ups and downs
  • 起跑线
    [word]starting line; level
  • 起立
    [word]rise to one's feet
  • 起早摸黑
    [idiom]work very hard all day long
  • 起凤腾蛟
    [idiom]like the soaring phoenix and the rising dragon
  • 起早贪黑
    [idiom]start work early and knock off late
  • 起死回生
    [idiom]make the dead come back to life
  • 起居无时
    [idiom]lead an irregular life
  • 起承转合
    [idiom]four step formula for writing an essay: introduction, development, transition, conclusion

Similar-form characters to 起

Chinese Characters with pinyin

  • stand on tiptoe; look forward to
  • enlighten; begin
  • used to form rhetorical questions
  • beg
  • figured woven silk material; beautiful