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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:
①求:请求。请示。请假。请命。请战。请教(jiào)。请愿。请君入瓮。请缨(喻请战杀敌)。
②敬辞,用于希望对方做某事:请进。请坐。请安。请便。
③延聘、邀、约人来:请客。请柬。邀请。
④谒见、会见:“造请诸公,不避寒暑”。

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:
请假 [ qǐng jià ]: to request leave of absence
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:
请示 [ qǐng shì ]: to ask for instructions
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