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Meaning of 起

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to rise; to raise; to get up; to set out; to start; to appear; to launch; to initiate (action); to draft; to establish; to get (from a depot or counter); verb suffix, to start; starting from (a time, place, price etc); classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance; classifier for groups: batch, group
Chinese Definition:
①由躺而坐或由坐而立等:起床。起立。起居。起夜。
②离开原来的位置:起身。起运。起跑。
③开始:起始。起码(最低限度,最低的)。起步。起初。起讫。起源。
④拔出,取出:起锚。起获。
⑤领取(凭证):起护照。
⑥由下向上,由小往大里涨:起伏。起劲。起色。
⑦发生,产生,发动,提出:起风。起腻。起敬。起疑。起义。起诉。
⑧长出:起痱子。
⑨拟定:起草。
⑩建造,建立:起房子。白手起家。
⑾群,组,批:一起(一块儿)。
⑿量词,指件,宗:一起案件。
⒀自,从:起小儿就淘气。
⒁用在动词后,表示动作的趋向:想起。掀起。兴(xīng)起。
⒂用在动词后,与“来”连用,表示动作开始:唱起来。
⒃用在动词后,常与“不”或“得”连用,表示胜任;亦表示达到某一种标准:看不起。经得起检验。

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ zǒu ] to walk, to run, to flee
    • [ ] self, oneself; personal, private; 6th heavenly stem
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Example Words:
对不起 [ duì bu ]: unworthy; to let down; I'm sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat)
一起 [ ]: in the same place; together; with; altogether (in total)
起床 [ chuáng ]: to get out of bed; to get up
起来 [ lai ]: to stand up; to get up; also pr. [qi3 lai2]
起飞 [ fēi ]: (of an aircraft) to take off
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