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Meaning of 祈

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to implore; to pray; to request
Chinese Definition:
①向神求福:祈祷。祈福。祈年。
②请求:祈请。祈求。祈望。敬祈照准。
③姓氏。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (spirit) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shì ] spirit
    • [ jīn ] a catty (about 500 grams); an axe; keen, shrewd
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Example Words
祈祷 dǎo to pray; to say one's prayers; prayer
祈求 qiú to pray for; to appeal
祈福 to pray for blessings
祈望 wàng to hope; to wish; hope; wish; (old) name of an official post
祈使句 shǐ imperative sentence
More: 祈* | *祈 | *祈*
Example Sentences
1
We respectfully request your guidance.
2
Google answers prayers.
3
Event cards represent shifts in the world order of Vigil.
4
People in many countries worshiped special deities intended to protect them from smallpox.
5
Numerous religious festivals break up the daily ritual of prayer and meditation.