FEEDBACK

Meaning of 妾

Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
Pinyin: qiè
English Definition: concubine; I, your servant (deprecatory self-reference for women)
Chinese Definition:
①旧时男人娶的小老婆。
②谦辞,旧时女人自称:妾身。贱妾。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A woman branded as a slave
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xīn ] bitter; toilsome, laborious; 8th heavenly stem
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
Similar Characters:
Step by Step Stroke Sequence: Download Customize Pin it
Stroke order image for Chinese character 妾
Example Words
妻妾 qiè wives and concubines (of a polygamous man); harem
纳妾 qiè to take a concubine
臣妾 chén qiè (literary) I, your servant (self-appellation of a lower-rank female); (archaic) male and female slaves; subjects (of a ruler)
姬妾 qiè concubine
侍妾 shì qiè concubine
More: 妾* | *妾 | *妾*
Example Sentences
1
His concubine, who lived in Shechem, also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelech.
2
Under the Communists concubines became symbols of corruption and decadence.
3
(
)
He was tyrannical to the last, having ordered all his mistresses and concubines (he never married) buried alive with him after he was entombed.
4
In Imperial times, concubines were symbols of status and wealth to the men that possessed them.
5
During the night the men of Gibeah came after me and surrounded the house, intending to kill me. They raped my concubine, and she died.