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v. even up at one point or along one line; reach the height of, be level with
Other meanings
[qí]   adj./adv. neat, uniform; identical, same; all ready or present; simultaneously
[qí]   radical. even
[qí]   n. Qi (state in the Zhou Dynasty); Southern Qi Dynasty (479-502); Qi (short-lived regime established at the end of Tang Dynasty); Qi (Chinese family name)
    lid (for )
    even (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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jiàn xián sī qí
idiom. seeing another better than oneself, one turns his or her thoughts to becoming an equal
jǔ àn qí méi
idiom. lift the tray to a level with one's eyebrows (to show great respect) -- husband and wife treating each other with courtesy
qí yāo shēn de shuǐ
phr. waist-deep water
qí gēn jiǎn duàn
phr. to cut right down to the roots