Meaning of 请

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(Trad.: 請)
Pinyin: qǐng
English Definition: to ask; to invite; please (do sth); to treat (to a meal etc); to request
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ qīng ] nature's color; blue, green, black; young
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Example Words
申请 shēn qǐng to apply for sth; application (form etc); Classifiers:
邀请 yāo qǐng to invite; invitation; Classifiers:
请求 qǐng qiú to request; to ask; request; Classifiers:
聘请 pìn qǐng to engage; to hire (a lawyer etc)
请问 qǐng wèn Excuse me, may I ask...?
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