gas; spirit; emanation; energy

Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 4 strokes.
Curling vapor rising from what was originally a bowl of steaming rice
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same


Different tone

(seven) (phase) (board game) (his) (strange) (to rise)


Index 84 used in: (steam)

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stroke order for 气
Stroke order for character 气, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


逢奸宁可玉碎,气正不求瓦全 féng jiān nìng kě yù suì, qì zhèng bù qiú wǎ quán It is better to die with honor than surrender
老气横秋 lǎo qì héng qiū No longer youthful
趾高气扬 zhǐ gāo qì yáng An arrogant person who may well face a comeuppance due to complacency and self-conceit.
一鼓作气 yī gǔ zuò qì A sudden burst of energy. Easily stimulated into action.


qì chē Car
tiān qì Weather