Write 祈 (qí)(pray) in Chinese character

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祈 (qí)
Origin:

 

在甲骨文和金文中,“祈”多写作,即“旂”的异体字。“礻”是旗帜形,“单”或“斤”都是武器。后来假借为“祈求”的“祈”。
On oracle bones and bronze inscriptions, “祈” was written as , a variant of “旂.” “礻” represented a flag, and “单” or “斤” were weapons. Later, this character was used to mean “to beg,” as in“祈求.”

 

Meaning:

to pray, to beg

Words:

祈祷(qídǎo): to pray

祈福(qífú): to pray for blessings

祈愿(qíyuàn): to wish

祈求(qíqiú): to beg

祈年(qínián): to pray for a year of abundance

Sentences:

 

1、Māma shàngge xīngqī qù miàolǐ qífú.
妈妈上个星期去庙里祈福。
Mom went to the temple last week to pray for blessings.

 

2、Ràng wǒmen qídǎo míngtiān néng tōngguò kǎoshì ba.
让我们祈祷明天能通过考试吧。
Let’s pray that we can pass tomorrow’s exam.
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