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起 English Translation

The English meaning of ( ) is:

  • 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

Example Usage of 起


Zhè běnshū duì nǐ lái shuō dú qǐlái tài nánle. This book is too difficult for you to read.

Hé nǐ de chē bǐ qǐlái, wǒ de chē hěn xiǎo. Compared with yours, my car is small.

Qìdí shēngxiǎng qǐ, chuán kāishǐ màn man de shǐ lí gǎngkǒu. A whistle blew, and the boat slowly began to pull out of port.

Tā fàngxià shǒuzhōng de zhēnxiàn huó, bìng zhànle qǐlái. She put aside the sewing and stood up.

Tā gěi wǒmen jiǎngle yīgè yǒuqù de gùshì, wǒmen dōu xiàole qǐlái. He told us such a funny story that we all laughed.

Suǒyǒu jīxiàng biǎomíng tā hǎo qǐláile. All the signs are that she is getting better.

Zhè zhāng zhàopiàn ràng wǒ xiǎngqǐ tóngnián de kuàilè shíguāng. This photograph reminds me of enjoyable times when I was a child.

Jack mǎi bù qǐ xīn zìxíngchē. Jack can't afford to buy a new bicycle.

Zhè liàng chē bǎoyǎng qǐlái hěn guì. It is expensive running this car.

Pī tóu shì dì fàxíng yǐnqǐle hōngdòng. The hair style of the Beatles created a sensation.

Tāmen hé yīgè dǎoyóu yīqǐ chūfā, zhǐshì wèile yǐ fáng mílù. They set out with a guide just in case they lost their way.

Wǒ mǎi bù qǐ nàgè. I can't afford that.

Bǎshǒu jǔ qǐlái! Put your hands up!

Tā mǎi bù qǐ qìchē, gèng bùyào shuō mǎi fángzile. He cannot buy a car, still less a house.

Alice cóng shàng zhōu rì qǐ jiù gǎnmàole. Alice has had a cold since last Sunday.

Tā shōu qǐle tā de wánjù. He put away his toys.

Liǎng gè háizi de niánlíng jiā qǐlái hé tāmen de fùqīn xiāngdāng. The ages of the two children put together was equivalent to that of their father.

Wǒ méiyǒu yīgè yuànyì gēn wǒ yīqǐ lǚxíng de rén. I don't have anyone who'd travel with me.

Dāng tā yùnzhuǎnle, tāmen cái kàn qǐlái fàngxīnle. They looked relieved only when it was in motion.



Decomposition of 起


Chinese words containing 起

起 Radical
起 Stroke Count 10
起 Stroke Order