"起" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 qǐ 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
Results beginning with 起
 qi lai (after a verb) indicating the beginning and continuation of an action or a state / indicating an upward movement (e.g. after 站[zhan4]) / bringing things together (e.g. after 收拾[shou1 shi5]) / (after a perception verb, e.g. 看[kan4]) expressing preliminary judgment / also pr. [qi3 lai5]
 qǐ lai to stand up / to get up / also pr. [qi3 lai2]
 qǐ diǎn starting point
 qǐ shēn to get up / to leave / to set forth
 qǐ mǎ at the minimum / at the very least
 qǐ sù to sue / to bring a lawsuit against / to prosecute
 qǐ chuáng to get out of bed / to get up
 qǐ fú to move up and down / to undulate / ups and downs
 qǐ bù to set out / to set in motion / the start (of some activity)
 qǐ fēi (of an aircraft) to take off
 qǐ yuán origin / to originate / to come from
 qǐ chū originally / at first / at the outset
 qǐ cǎo to make a draft / to draw up (plans)
 qǐ shǐ to originate
 qǐ yì uprising / insurrection / revolt
 qǐ huǒ to catch fire / to cook / to get angry
 qǐ míng to name / to christen / to take a name
 qǐ dòng to start up (a motor) / to launch (a computer application)
 qǐ jiàn motive / purpose / (sth) being the motive or purpose
 qǐ yīn cause / a factor (leading to an effect)
 qǐ jiā to start out by / to grow an enterprise beginning with / to begin one's career by
 qǐ yòng to promote / to reinstate (in a position or job)
 qǐ jū everyday life / regular pattern of life
 qǐ hòng to heckle / rowdy jeering / to create a disturbance
 qǐ xiān at first / in the beginning
 Qǐ yà Kia (Motors)
 qǐ jìn vigorously / energetically / enthusiastically
 qǐ lì to stand / Stand up!
 qǐ luò to rise and fall / takeoff and landing / ups and downs
 qǐ jià initial price (e.g. for the first kilometer) / prices starting from
 qǐ chéng to set out / to leave
 qǐ sè a turn for the better / to pick up / to improve
 qǐ háng (of a ship) to set sail / (of an aeroplane) to take off / also written 啟航|启航[qi3 hang2]
 qǐ jiàng (of aircraft) to take off and land
 qǐ pǎo to start running / the start of a race
 qǐ shì to vow / to swear an oath
 qǐ pào to bubble / to foam / to blister / to sprout boils (on one's body) / sparkling (wine etc)
 qǐ zi baking soda (used to leaven bread) / screwdriver / bottle opener
 qǐ yùn variant of 啟運|启运[qi3 yun4]
 qǐ bào to explode / to set off an explosion / to detonate
 qǐ máo fluff / lint / to feel nervous
 qǐ qì beginning and end (dates)
 qǐ máo to weigh anchor
 qǐ cí magnetization / to magnetize
稿 qǐ gǎo to make a draft / to draft (a document)
 qǐ jiǎng to start a story
 qǐ jìng to feel respect
 qǐ jù chapeau / heading / introductory paragraph
 qǐ kai (dialect) to step aside / Get out of the way!
 qǐ kè to practice divination
 qǐ pí (of skin) to peel
 qǐ pū chip shot (golf)
 qǐ qì start and end (dates) / origin and destination
 qǐ shì cheese (loanword) (Tw)
 qǐ sī cheese (loanword) (Tw)
 qǐ tóu to start / at first / beginning
 qǐ xiǎo since childhood
 qǐ yì to conceive a scheme / to devise a plan
 qǐ zhòng jī crane
线 qǐ pǎo xiàn the starting line (of a race) / scratch line (in a relay race)
 qǐ jū shì living room / sitting room
 qǐ sù shū indictment (law) / statement of charges (law)
 qǐ luò jià undercarriage
 qǐ bó qì artificial pacemaker
 qǐ shǐ diǎn initial point
 qǐ pào mò to emit bubbles / to bubble / to foam (with rage) / to seethe
 qǐ chuáng háo reveille
  Drafting Service
  Prosecution Division
 qǐ bào guǎn blasting cap
 qǐ bào jì initiator
 qǐ bào yào initiator
 qǐ diàn jī electric generator / dynamo
线 qǐ diǎn xiàn starting line
 qǐ dīng qì staple remover
 qǐ dòng niǔ starter button / on switch
 qǐ luò chǎng airfield / takeoff and landing strip
 qǐ míng r erhua variant of 起名[qi3 ming2]
 qǐ mó fàn to set an example
 qǐ pào jì vesicant
 qǐ pū gān chipper (golf)
 qǐ shǐ qū base area
 qǐ shǐ wù initiator
线 qǐ shǐ xiàn start line
 qǐ suàn rì dies a quo
 qǐ sù rén Prosecutor
 qǐ sù yuán prosecutor
 qǐ sù zhě plaintiff
 qǐ xiǎo r erhua variant of 起小[qi3 xiao3]
 qǐ xiǎo r erhua variant of 起小[qi3 xiao3]
 qǐ yún jì clouding agent / emulsifier
 qǐ zào yuán draftsman / draughtsman
 qǐ zhòu wén to shrivel
 qǐ sǐ huí shēng to rise from the dead (idiom) / fig. an unexpected recovery
 qǐ zǎo tān hēi to be industrious, rising early and going to bed late
  chapeau / heading / introductory paragraph
  exploder / firing box
线  detonator cable / detonation cable
  policy minimum
  to draw up a treaty
 qǐ bào xì liè explosive train / firing train
 qǐ bù gōng sī start-up company
 qǐ cǎo xiǎo zǔ drafting group
 qǐ chóng hú lu hoist pulley
 qǐ fēi tán shè takeoff catapult (on aircraft carrier)
 qǐ fú bǔ cháng heave compensator
 qǐ jū zuò xī lit. rising and lying down, working and resting (idiom) / fig. everyday life / daily routine / to go about one's daily life
 qǐ lì gǔ zhǎng standing ovation
 qǐ luò zhuāng zhì aircraft takeoff and landing gear
 qǐ shì dàn gāo cheesecake
 qǐ shǐ xiàng mù starter project
 qǐ sī dàn gāo cheesecake
 qǐ zǎo mō hēi see 起早貪黑|起早贪黑[qi3 zao3 tan1 hei1]
  Drafting Committee
  heave sensor
  Prosecution Appeals Section
  base tape
  detonator initiation
 qǐ àn zhèng míng shū landing certificate / landing permit
 qǐ shǐ chū kǒu guó original exporting State
  landing and take-off cycle / LTO cycle
  Drafting and Editorial Service
 qǐ sù shì wù zhǔ rèn Chief Prosecutor
 qǐ sù zhī zhù xiǎo zǔ Prosecution Support Cell
  appointment at the entry level
 qǐ sù fǎ lu:4 gù wèn gǔ Prosecutions Legal Advisory Unit
  Seminar on Drafting Human Rights Legislation
 qǐ bào xì tǒng fáng shuǐ diǎn huǒ zhuāng zhì initiation system waterproof igniter
  International Conference on Questions Relating to the Prosecution of Nazi Criminals
  Ad Hoc Non-Governmental Organizations Group on the Drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
 yī qǐ in the same place / together / with / altogether (in total)
 yǐn qǐ to give rise to / to lead to / to cause / to arouse
 xiǎng qǐ to recall / to think of / to call to mind
 ná qǐ to pick up
 tí qǐ to mention / to speak of / to lift / to pick up / to arouse / to raise (a topic, a heavy weight, one's fist, one's spirits etc)
 shuō qǐ to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
 fā qǐ to originate / to initiate / to launch (an attack, an initiative etc) / to start / to propose sth (for the first time)
 bǐ qǐ compared with
 xiān qǐ to lift / to raise in height / to begin / upsurge / to set off (a campaign)
 jǔ qǐ to heave / to lift / to raise up / to uphold
 jué qǐ to rise abruptly (to a towering position) / to tower over / to spring up / to emerge suddenly / the emergence (e.g. of a power)
 shēng qǐ to raise / to hoist / to rise
 tái qǐ to lift up
 xīng qǐ to rise / to spring up / to burgeon / to be aroused / to come into vogue
 zhàn qǐ to get up on hind legs (esp. of horse) / to stand / to spring up
 jī qǐ to arouse / to evoke / to cause / to stir up
 yáng qǐ to raise one's head / to perk up
 fàn qǐ to appear / to emerge / to surface
 tiǎo qǐ to provoke / to stir up / to incite
 gǔ qǐ to summon one's (courage, faith etc) / to puff up (one's cheeks etc) / to bulge / to swell out
 jì qǐ to recall / to recollect
 zhòu qǐ to purse / to pucker (up)
 rán qǐ to ignite / to light / fig. to spark off (hopes, controversy, flames of revolution)
 shù qǐ to erect (a tent etc) / to prick up (one's ears) / to raise (one's eyebrows) / to stick up (one's thumb) / to turn up (one's collar) / (of a bird) to puff up (one's feathers)
 bó qǐ erection / to have an erection
 gōu qǐ to evoke / to induce / to call to mind / to pick up with a hook
 juǎn qǐ to roll up / to curl up / (of dust etc) to swirl up
 yǒng qǐ to well up / to boil out / to bubble forth / to spurt
 zǎo qǐ to get up early
 huàn qǐ to waken (to action) / to rouse (the masses) / to evoke (attention, recollection etc)
 zài qǐ to arise again / to make a comeback / resurgence
 dié qǐ continuously arising / to arise repeatedly
 sì qǐ to spring up everywhere / from all around
 tū qǐ to appear suddenly / projection / bit sticking out
 fú qǐ to float / to emerge
 lóng qǐ to swell / to bulge
 yuán qǐ origin
 qiào qǐ to stick up / to point sth up
 fèn qǐ to rise vigorously / a spirited start
 liāo qǐ to raise / to lift up (curtains, clothing etc)
 tū qǐ convex / protruding / to protrude / to bulge / to buckle upwards
 bì qǐ to shut
 diào qǐ to hoist
 jīng qǐ to start in surprise / to give a jolt of surprise
 Wú qǐ Wuqi county in Yan'an 延安[Yan2 an1], Shaanxi
 rě qǐ provoke, incite / stir up / arouse (attention)
 xióng qǐ (cry of encouragement) / to arise / to stand up / to gain the ascendancy / Come on!
 fēng qǐ to swarm / to rise in masses
 Bái Qǐ Bai Qi (-258 BC), famous general of Qin 秦國|秦国, the victor at 長平|长平 / in 260 BC / same as 公孫起|公孙起
 gāo qǐ to rise high / to spring up
 guà qǐ to hang up (a picture etc) / to hoist up (a flag) / (computing) to suspend (a process) / (of a system) to hang / pending (operation)
 jiǎn qǐ to pick up
 jiān qǐ to bear / to shoulder (responsibilities etc)
 līn qǐ to pick up (from the ground with one's hands)
 Qián Qǐ Qian Qi (c. 710-780), Tang Dynasty poet
 shēng qǐ variant of 升起, to raise / to hoist / to rise
 tè qǐ to appear on the scene / to arise suddenly
 wéi qǐ to surround / to encircle / to enclose / to fence in
 wèi qǐ (literary) to mushroom / to flourish
 yuán qǐ to originate
 zhàng qǐ bulge
 duì bu qǐ unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
 kàn qǐ lái seemingly / apparently / looks as if / appear to be / gives the impression that / seems on the face of it to be
 xiǎng qi lai to remember / to recall
 tīng qi lai to sound like
 liǎo bu qǐ amazing / terrific / extraordinary
 kàn bu qǐ to look down upon / to despise
 fā qǐ rén proposer / initiator / founding member
 bù qǐ yǎn unremarkable / nothing out of the ordinary
 qiáo bù qǐ to look down upon / to hold in contempt
 duì de qǐ not to let sb down / to treat sb fairly / be worthy of
 hǎo qǐ lai to get better / to improve / to get well
 jīng bu qǐ can't stand it / to be unable to bear / to be unable to resist
 jīng de qǐ to be able to withstand / to be able to endure
 kàn de qǐ to show respect for / to think highly of
 rě bu qǐ can't afford to offend / dare not provoke / difficult to deal with / insufferable
 jīn bu qǐ to be unable to stand
 mǎi bu qǐ cannot afford / can't afford buying
 duǒ bu qǐ can't avoid / can't hide from / unavoidable
 Fèn qǐ hú Fenchihu, town in Chiayi County, Taiwan
 Gōng sūn Qǐ Gongsun Qi (-258 BC), famous general of Qin 秦國|秦国, the victor at 長平|长平 / in 260 BC / same as Bai Qi 白起
 hǔ qǐ liǎn to take a fierce look
 kàn qǐ lai seemingly / apparently / looks as if / appear to be / gives the impression that / seems on the face of it to be
 lián xiǎng qǐ to associate / to think of
 líng qǐ diǎn from zero / from scratch / beginners' (course) / for beginners
 mǎo qǐ lai to get enthusiastic / to put in all one's energy
 méi qǐ zi (dialect) (of a person) useless / pathetic / spineless
 mó qǐ pào friction blister
 pīn qi lai to put together
 shāng bù qǐ (slang) it's just the pits! / so unfair! / unbearable
 shū bù qǐ to take defeat with bad grace / to be a sore loser / cannot afford to lose
 tū qǐ bù bit sticking out / projection
 Wú qǐ xiàn Wuqi county in Yan'an 延安[Yan2 an1], Shaanxi
 zài yī qǐ together
 zhàn qǐ lai to stand up
 gāo cháo dié qǐ each new high point replaced by another / (of a movie etc) one climax after another
 jù zài yī qǐ to get together
 cǐ qǐ bǐ fú up here, down there (idiom) / to rise and fall in succession / no sooner one subsides, the next arises / repeating continuously / occurring again and again (of applause, fires, waves, protests, conflicts, uprisings etc)
 dōng shān zài qǐ lit. to return to office after living as a hermit on Mount Dongshan (idiom) / fig. to make a comeback
 bái shǒu qǐ jiā to build up from nothing / to start from scratch
 fēng qǐ yún yǒng to surge like a gathering storm (idiom) / to grow by leaps and bounds
 dà qǐ dà luò (of market prices etc) to rapidly fluctuate (idiom) / volatile / significant ups and downs / roller coaster
 piān piān qǐ wǔ (to start) dancing lightly and gracefully
 yì jūn tū qǐ to emerge as a new force to be reckoned with (idiom)
 sù rán qǐ jìng to feel deep veneration for sb (idiom)
 hòu qǐ zhī xiù an up-and-coming youngster / new talent / a brilliant younger generation
 píng qǐ píng zuò to be on an equal footing
 nóng mín qǐ yì peasant revolt
 lìng qǐ lú zào lit. to set up a separate kitchen (idiom) / to start from scratch / back to square one / to start of on a new path
 fèn qǐ zhí zhuī to catch up vigorously / to set off in hot pursuit
 yī bìng bù qǐ to fall gravely ill, never to recover (idiom)
 yī hōng ér qǐ (of a group of people) to rush into action
 Huáng jīn Qǐ yì Yellow Turbans Peasant Uprising at the end of later Han (from 184)
 bù qǐ yǎn r erhua variant of 不起眼[bu4 qi3 yan3]
 chéng shàng qǐ xià to follow the past and herald the future (idiom) / part of a historical transition / forming a bridge between earlier and later stages
 cǐ fú bǐ qǐ see 此起彼伏[ci3 qi3 bi3 fu2]
 cǐ qǐ bǐ luò to rise and fall in succession (idiom) / repeating continuously
 fēng huǒ sì qǐ the fire of war in all four directions (idiom) / the confusion of war
 Huáng Cháo qǐ yì Huang Chao peasant uprising 875-884 in late Tang, led by Huang Chao
 jiàn cái qǐ yì seeing riches provokes evil designs
 Jīn tián qǐ yì Jintian Uprising
 jué dì ér qǐ lit. arising suddenly above the level ground (idiom) / sudden emergence of prominent new feature
 láng yān sì qǐ fire beacons on all sides (idiom) / enveloped in the flames of war
 luó sī qǐ zi screwdriver
 Nán chāng Qǐ yì Nanchang Uprising, 1st August 1927, the beginning of military revolt by the Communists in the Chinese Civil War
 pāi àn ér qǐ lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom) / fig. at the end of one's tether / unable to take it any more
 píng dì qǐ jiā to start from scratch (idiom)
 Qiū shōu qǐ yì Autumn Harvest Uprising
 sī cháo qǐ fú thoughts surging in one's mind (idiom) / different thoughts coming to mind
 tóu mèi ér qǐ lit. to shake one's sleeves and rise (idiom) / fig. to get excited and move to action
 wén jī qǐ wǔ to start practicing at the first crow of the cock (idiom) / to be diligent in one's studies
 Wǔ chāng Qǐ yì Wuchang Uprising of October 10th, 1911, which led to Sun Yat-sen's Xinhai Revolution and the fall of the Qing dynasty
  Lutamos Todos Contra As Minas
  booby-trapped mine
  economic take off
 bèi qǐ sù zhě indictee
 bō lán qǐ fú one climax follows another (of thrilling story)
 chóng qǐ lú zào to start over from scratch (idiom)
 cóng jīn tiān qǐ starting from today
 dǎ qǐ kē shuì to doze off / to fall asleep
 fēng qǐ cháo yǒng lit. wind rises, tide bubbles up / turbulent times / violent development (idiom)
 fēng yān sì qǐ lit. fire beacons in all four directions (idiom) / the confusion of war
 fù dān bu qǐ cannot afford / cannot bear the burden
 guàn tou qǐ zi can opener
 guò zǎo qǐ bào preinitiation
 gǔ qǐ yǒng qì to summon one's courage
 hòu yuàn qǐ huǒ a fire in one's backyard / conflict close to home
 huá shā qǐ yì Warsaw
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