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 unpred

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按下葫芦浮起瓢 按下葫蘆浮起瓢 an4 xia4 hu2 lu2 fu2 qi3 piao2
solve one problem only to find another cropping up

白起 白起 bai2 qi3
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

白手起家 白手起家 bai2 shou3 qi3 jia1
to build up from nothing; to start from scratch

搬起石头砸自己的脚 搬起石頭砸自己的腳 ban1 qi3 shi2 tou5 za2 zi4 ji3 de5 jiao3
to crush one's own foot while trying to maneuver a rock (to a cliff edge, to drop on one's enemy) (idiom); hoisted by one's own petard

饱暖思淫欲,饥寒起盗心 飽暖思淫欲,飢寒起盜心 bao3 nuan3 si1 yin2 yu4 - ji1 han2 qi3 dao4 xin1
lechery springs from warmth and nourishment, kleptomania springs from hunger and cold (idiom)

比起 比起 bi3 qi3
compared with

闭起 閉起 bi4 qi3
to shut

波澜起伏 波瀾起伏 bo1 lan2 qi3 fu2
one climax follows another (of thrilling story)

勃起 勃起 bo2 qi3
erection; to have an erection

勃起功能障碍 勃起功能障礙 bo2 qi3 gong1 neng2 zhang4 ai4
erectile dysfunction (ED)

不起眼 不起眼 bu4 qi3 yan3
unremarkable; nothing out of the ordinary

不起眼儿 不起眼兒 bu4 qi3 yan3 er5
erhua variant of 不起眼

承上起下 承上起下 cheng2 shang4 qi3 xia4
to follow the past and herald the future (idiom); part of a historical transition; forming a bridge between earlier and later stages

重起炉灶 重起爐竈 chong2 qi3 lu2 zao4
to start over from scratch (idiom)

垂直和短距起落飞机 垂直和短距起落飛機 chui2 zhi2 he2 duan3 ju4 qi3 luo4 fei1 ji1
vertical or short takeoff and landing aircraft

垂直起落飞机 垂直起落飛機 chui2 zhi2 qi3 luo4 fei1 ji1
vertical takeoff and landing aircraft

此伏彼起 此伏彼起 ci3 fu2 bi3 qi3
see 此起彼伏

此起彼伏 此起彼伏 ci3 qi3 bi3 fu2
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)

此起彼落 此起彼落 ci3 qi3 bi3 luo4
to rise and fall in succession (idiom); repeating continuously

大会报告起草人 大會報告起草人 da4 hui4 bao4 gao4 qi3 cao3 ren2

大起大落 大起大落 da4 qi3 da4 luo4
(of market prices etc) to rapidly fluctuate (idiom); volatile; significant ups and downs; roller coaster

吊起 吊起 diao4 qi3
to hoist

迭起 迭起 die2 qi3
continuously arising; to arise repeatedly

东山再起 東山再起 dong1 shan1 zai4 qi3
lit. to return to office after living as a hermit on Mount Dongshan (idiom); fig. to make a comeback

东太平洋隆起 東太平洋隆起 dong1 tai4 ping2 yang2 long2 qi3
East Pacific rise (a mid-oceanic ridge stretching from California down to Antarctica)

短距起落飞机 短距起落飛機 duan3 ju4 qi3 luo4 fei1 ji1
short takeoff and landing aircraft

对不起 對不起 dui4 bu5 qi3
unworthy; to let down; I'm sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat)

对得起 對得起 dui4 de5 qi3
not to let sb down; to treat sb fairly; be worthy of

躲不起 躲不起 duo3 bu5 qi3
can't avoid; can't hide from; unavoidable

发起 發起 fa1 qi3
to originate; to initiate; to launch (an attack, an initiative etc); to start; to propose sth (for the first time)

发起人 發起人 fa1 qi3 ren2
proposer; initiator; founding member

范德格拉夫起电机 範德格拉夫起電機 fan4 de2 ge2 la1 fu1 qi3 dian4 ji1
Van de Graaff generator

泛起 泛起 fan4 qi3
to appear; to emerge; to surface

奋起 奮起 fen4 qi3
to rise vigorously; a spirited start

奋起湖 奮起湖 fen4 qi3 hu2
Fenchihu, town in Chiayi County, Taiwan

奋起直追 奮起直追 fen4 qi3 zhi2 zhui1
to catch up vigorously; to set off in hot pursuit

烽火四起 烽火四起 feng1 huo3 si4 qi3
the fire of war in all four directions (idiom); the confusion of war

蜂起 蜂起 feng1 qi3
to swarm; to rise in masses

风起潮涌 風起潮湧 feng1 qi3 chao2 yong3
lit. wind rises, tide bubbles up; turbulent times; violent development (idiom)

风起云涌 風起雲湧 feng1 qi3 yun2 yong3
lit. rising winds, scudding clouds (idiom); turbulent times; violent development

烽烟四起 烽煙四起 feng1 yan1 si4 qi3
lit. fire beacons in all four directions (idiom); the confusion of war

烽烟四起,战火纷飞 烽煙四起,戰火紛飛 feng1 yan1 si4 qi3 - zhan4 huo3 fen1 fei1
lit. fire beacons in all four directions (idiom); the confusion of war

扶不起的阿斗 扶不起的阿斗 fu2 bu4 qi3 de5 a1 dou3
weak and inept person; hopeless case

浮起 浮起 fu2 qi3
to float; to emerge

负担不起 負擔不起 fu4 dan1 bu5 qi3
cannot afford; cannot bear the burden

高潮迭起 高潮迭起 gao1 chao2 die2 qi3
each new high point replaced by another; (of a movie etc) one climax after another

高起 高起 gao1 qi3
to rise high; to spring up

公孙起 公孫起 gong1 sun1 qi3
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

勾起 勾起 gou1 qi3
to evoke; to induce; to call to mind; to pick up with a hook

鼓起 鼓起 gu3 qi3
to summon one's (courage, faith etc); to puff up (one's cheeks etc); to bulge; to swell out

鼓起勇气 鼓起勇氣 gu3 qi3 yong3 qi4
to summon one's courage

罐头起子 罐頭起子 guan4 tou5 qi3 zi5
can opener

过早起爆 過早起爆 guo4 zao3 qi3 bao4

好起来 好起來 hao3 qi3 lai5
to get better; to improve; to get well

后起之秀 後起之秀 hou4 qi3 zhi1 xiu4
an up-and-coming youngster; new talent; a brilliant younger generation

后院起火 後院起火 hou4 yuan4 qi3 huo3
a fire in one's backyard; conflict close to home

虎起脸 虎起臉 hu3 qi3 lian3
to take a fierce look

唤起 喚起 huan4 qi3
to waken (to action); to rouse (the masses); to evoke (attention, recollection etc)

黄巢起义 黃巢起義 huang2 chao2 qi3 yi4
Huang Chao peasant uprising 875-884 in late Tang, led by Huang Chao

黄花岗起义 黃花崗起義 huang2 hua1 gang3 qi3 yi4
Huanghuagang uprising of 23rd April 1911 in Guangzhou, one a long series of unsuccessful uprisings of Sun Yat-sen's revolutionary party

黄巾起义 黃巾起義 huang2 jin1 qi3 yi4
Yellow Turbans Peasant Uprising at the end of later Han (from 184)

激起 激起 ji1 qi3
to arouse; to evoke; to cause; to stir up

记起 記起 ji4 qi3
to recall; to recollect

夹起尾巴 夾起尾巴 jia1 qi3 wei3 ba5
to tuck one's tail between one's legs; fig. to back down; in a humiliating situation

肩起 肩起 jian1 qi3
to bear; to shoulder (responsibilities etc)

拣起 揀起 jian3 qi3
to pick up

见财起意 見財起意 jian4 cai2 qi3 yi4
seeing riches provokes evil designs

禁不起 禁不起 jin1 bu5 qi3
to be unable to stand

金田起义 金田起義 jin1 tian2 qi3 yi4
Jintian Uprising

经不起推究 經不起推究 jing1 bu4 qi3 tui1 jiu1
does not bear examination

经不起 經不起 jing1 bu5 qi3
can't stand it; to be unable to bear; to be unable to resist

经得起 經得起 jing1 de5 qi3
to be able to withstand; to be able to endure

惊起 驚起 jing1 qi3
to start in surprise; to give a jolt of surprise

举起 舉起 ju3 qi3
to heave; to lift; to raise up; to uphold

聚在一起 聚在一起 ju4 zai4 yi1 qi3
to get together

卷起 卷起 juan3 qi3
variant of 捲起|卷起

卷起 捲起 juan3 qi3
to roll up; to curl up; (of dust etc) to swirl up

崛地而起 崛地而起 jue2 di4 er2 qi3
lit. arising suddenly above the level ground (idiom); sudden emergence of prominent new feature

崛起 崛起 jue2 qi3
to rise abruptly (to a towering position); to tower over; to spring up; to emerge suddenly; the emergence (e.g. of a power)

看不起 看不起 kan4 bu5 qi3
to look down upon; to despise

看得起 看得起 kan4 de5 qi3
to show respect for; to think highly of

看起来 看起來 kan4 qi3 lai5
seemingly; apparently; looks as if; appear to be; gives the impression that; seems on the face of it to be

狼烟四起 狼煙四起 lang2 yan1 si4 qi3
fire beacons on all sides (idiom); enveloped in the flames of war

联想起 聯想起 lian2 xiang3 qi3
to associate; to think of

撩起 撩起 liao1 qi3
to raise; to lift up (curtains, clothing etc)

了不起 了不起 liao3 bu5 qi3
amazing; terrific; extraordinary

拎起 拎起 lin1 qi3
to pick up (from the ground with one's hands)

零起点 零起點 ling2 qi3 dian3
from zero; from scratch; beginners' (course); for beginners

另起炉灶 另起爐灶 ling4 qi3 lu2 zao4
lit. to set up a separate kitchen (idiom); to start from scratch; back to square one; to start of on a new path

隆起 隆起 long2 qi3
to swell; to bulge

螺丝起子 螺絲起子 luo2 si1 qi3 zi5

马尾穿豆腐,提不起来 馬尾穿豆腐,提不起來 ma3 wei3 chuan1 dou4 fu5 - ti2 bu5 qi3 lai5
lit. like tofu strung on horsetail, you can't lift it; fig. let's not talk of this (pun on 提)

买不起 買不起 mai3 bu5 qi3
cannot afford; can't afford buying

满嘴起疱 滿嘴起皰 man3 zui3 qi3 pao4
to have lips covered in blisters

铆起来 鉚起来 mao3 qi3 lai5
to get enthusiastic; to put in all one's energy

没起子 沒起子 mei2 qi3 zi5
(dialect) (of a person) useless; pathetic; spineless

民变峰起 民變峰起 min2 bian4 feng1 qi3
seething discontent (idiom); widespread popular grievances

磨起泡 磨起泡 mo2 qi3 pao4
friction blister

拿得起放得下 拿得起放得下 na2 de5 qi3 fang4 de5 xia4
lit. can pick it up or put it down (idiom); fig. to take what comes; to meet gains or losses with equanimity

拿起 拿起 na2 qi3
to pick up

南昌起义 南昌起義 nan2 chang1 qi3 yi4
Nanchang Uprising, 1st August 1927, the beginning of military revolt by the Communists in the Chinese Civil War

农民起义 農民起義 nong2 min2 qi3 yi4
peasant revolt

拍案而起 拍案而起 pai1 an4 er2 qi3
lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom); fig. at the end of one's tether; unable to take it any more

排起长队 排起長隊 pai2 qi3 chang2 dui4
to form a long line (i.e. of people waiting)

翩翩起舞 翩翩起舞 pian1 pian1 qi3 wu3
(to start) dancing lightly and gracefully

拼起来 拼起來 pin1 qi5 lai5
to put together

平地起风波 平地起風波 ping2 di4 qi3 feng1 bo1
trouble appearing from nowhere; unforeseen situation

平地起家 平地起家 ping2 di4 qi3 jia1
to start from scratch (idiom)

平起平坐 平起平坐 ping2 qi3 ping2 zuo4
to be on an equal footing

起爆 起爆 qi3 bao4
to explode; to set off an explosion; to detonate

起搏器 起搏器 qi3 bo2 qi4
artificial pacemaker

起步 起步 qi3 bu4
to set out; to set in motion; the start (of some activity)

起草 起草 qi3 cao3
to make a draft; to draw up (plans)

起程 起程 qi3 cheng2
to set out; to leave

起重葫芦 起重葫蘆 qi3 chong2 hu2 lu5
hoist pulley

起初 起初 qi3 chu1
originally; at first; at the outset

起床 起床 qi3 chuang2
to get out of bed; to get up

起床号 起床號 qi3 chuang2 hao2

起磁 起磁 qi3 ci2
magnetization; to magnetize

起点 起點 qi3 dian3
starting point

起点线 起點線 qi3 dian3 xian4
starting line

起电机 起電機 qi3 dian4 ji1
electric generator; dynamo

起钉器 起釘器 qi3 ding1 qi4
staple remover

起动 起動 qi3 dong4
to start up (a motor); to launch (a computer application)

起动钮 起動鈕 qi3 dong4 niu3
starter button; on switch

起飞 起飛 qi3 fei1
(of an aircraft) to take off

起飞弹射 起飛彈射 qi3 fei1 tan2 she4
takeoff catapult (on aircraft carrier)

起伏 起伏 qi3 fu2
to move up and down; to undulate; ups and downs

起稿 起稿 qi3 gao3
to make a draft; to draft (a document)

起航 起航 qi3 hang2
(of a ship) to set sail; (of an aeroplane) to take off; also written 啟航|启航

起哄 起鬨 qi3 hong4
to heckle; rowdy jeering; to create a disturbance

起火 起火 qi3 huo3
to catch fire; to cook; to get angry

起家 起家 qi3 jia1
to start out by; to grow an enterprise beginning with; to begin one's career by

起价 起價 qi3 jia4
initial price (e.g. for the first kilometer); prices starting from

起见 起見 qi3 jian4
motive; purpose; (sth) being the motive or purpose

起讲 起講 qi3 jiang3
to start a story

起降 起降 qi3 jiang4
(of aircraft) to take off and land

起劲 起勁 qi3 jin4
vigorously; energetically; enthusiastically

起敬 起敬 qi3 jing4
to feel respect

起居 起居 qi3 ju1
everyday life; regular pattern of life

起居室 起居室 qi3 ju1 shi4
living room; sitting room

起居作息 起居作息 qi3 ju1 zuo4 xi1
lit. rising and lying down, working and resting (idiom); fig. everyday life; daily routine; to go about one's daily life

起开 起開 qi3 kai5
(dialect) to step aside; Get out of the way!

起课 起課 qi3 ke4
to practice divination

起来 起來 qi3 lai5
to stand up; to get up; also pr.

起立 起立 qi3 li4
to stand; Stand up!

起落 起落 qi3 luo4
to rise and fall; takeoff and landing; ups and downs

起落场 起落場 qi3 luo4 chang3
airfield; takeoff and landing strip

起落架 起落架 qi3 luo4 jia4

起落装置 起落裝置 qi3 luo4 zhuang1 zhi4
aircraft takeoff and landing gear

起码 起碼 qi3 ma3
at the minimum; at the very least

起毛 起毛 qi3 mao2
fluff; lint; to feel nervous

起锚 起錨 qi3 mao2
to weigh anchor

起名 起名 qi3 ming2
to name; to christen; to take a name

起名儿 起名兒 qi3 ming2 er5
erhua variant of 起名

起模范 起模範 qi3 mo2 fan4
to set an example

起跑 起跑 qi3 pao3
to start running; the start of a race

起跑线 起跑線 qi3 pao3 xian4
the starting line (of a race); scratch line (in a relay race)

起泡 起泡 qi3 pao4
to bubble; to foam; to blister; to sprout boils (on one's body); sparkling (wine etc)

起泡沫 起泡沫 qi3 pao4 mo4
to emit bubbles; to bubble; to foam (with rage); to seethe

起皮 起皮 qi3 pi2
(of skin) to peel

起扑 起撲 qi3 pu1
chip shot (golf)

起扑杆 起撲桿 qi3 pu1 gan1
chipper (golf)

起迄 起迄 qi3 qi4
start and end (dates); origin and destination

起讫 起訖 qi3 qi4
beginning and end (dates)

起色 起色 qi3 se4
a turn for the better; to pick up; to improve

起身 起身 qi3 shen1
to get up; to leave; to set forth

起始 起始 qi3 shi3
to originate

起誓 起誓 qi3 shi4
to vow; to swear an oath

起士 起士 qi3 shi4
cheese (loanword) (Tw)

起士蛋糕 起士蛋糕 qi3 shi4 dan4 gao1

起司 起司 qi3 si1
cheese (loanword) (Tw)

起司蛋糕 起司蛋糕 qi3 si1 dan4 gao1

起死回生 起死回生 qi3 si3 hui2 sheng1
to rise from the dead (idiom); fig. an unexpected recovery

起诉 起訴 qi3 su4
to sue; to bring a lawsuit against; to prosecute

起诉书 起訴書 qi3 su4 shu1
indictment (law); statement of charges (law)

起诉员 起訴員 qi3 su4 yuan2

起诉者 起訴者 qi3 su4 zhe3

起头 起頭 qi3 tou2
to start; at first; beginning

起先 起先 qi3 xian1
at first; in the beginning

起小 起小 qi3 xiao3
since childhood

起小兒 起小儿 qi3 xiao3 er5
erhua variant of 起小

起亚 起亞 qi3 ya4
Kia (Motors)

起义 起義 qi3 yi4
uprising; insurrection; revolt

起意 起意 qi3 yi4
to conceive a scheme; to devise a plan

起因 起因 qi3 yin1
cause; a factor (leading to an effect)

起用 起用 qi3 yong4
to promote; to reinstate (in a position or job)

起源 起源 qi3 yuan2
origin; to originate; to come from

起云剂 起雲劑 qi3 yun2 ji4
clouding agent; emulsifier

起运 起運 qi3 yun4
variant of 啟運|启运

起早摸黑 起早摸黑 qi3 zao3 mo1 hei1
see 起早貪黑|起早贪黑

起早贪黑 起早貪黑 qi3 zao3 tan1 hei1
to be industrious, rising early and going to bed late

起造员 起造員 qi3 zao4 yuan2
draftsman; draughtsman

起重机 起重機 qi3 zhong4 ji1

起皱纹 起皺紋 qi3 zhou4 wen2
to shrivel

起子 起子 qi3 zi5
baking soda (used to leaven bread); screwdriver; bottle opener

起来 起來 qi5 lai5
(after a verb) indicating the beginning and continuation of an action or a state; indicating an upward movement (e.g. after 站); bringing things together (e.g. after 收拾); (after a perception verb, e.g. 看) expressing preliminary judgment; also pr.

钱起 錢起 qian2 qi3
Qian Qi (c. 710-780), Tang Dynasty poet

瞧不起 瞧不起 qiao2 bu4 qi3
to look down upon; to hold in contempt

翘起 翹起 qiao4 qi3
to stick up; to point sth up

勤俭起家 勤儉起家 qin2 jian3 qi3 jia1
to rise up by thrift and hard work (idiom)

秋收起义 秋收起義 qiu1 shou1 qi3 yi4
Autumn Harvest Uprising

全世界无产者联合起来 全世界無產者聯合起來 quan2 shi4 jie4 wu2 chan3 zhe3 lian2 he2 qi3 lai5
Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!; Workers of the world, unite!

群起而攻之 群起而攻之 qun2 qi3 er2 gong1 zhi1
the masses rise to attack it (idiom); Everyone is against the idea.; universally abhorrent

燃起 燃起 ran2 qi3
to ignite; to light; fig. to spark off (hopes, controversy, flames of revolution)

惹不起 惹不起 re3 bu5 qi3
can't afford to offend; dare not provoke; difficult to deal with; insufferable

惹起 惹起 re3 qi3
provoke, incite; stir up; arouse (attention)

人类起源 人類起源 ren2 lei4 qi3 yuan2
origin of mankind

人民起义 人民起義 ren2 min2 qi3 yi4
popular uprising

任凭风浪起,稳坐钓鱼台 任憑風浪起,穩坐釣魚臺 ren4 ping2 feng1 lang4 qi3 - wen3 zuo4 diao4 yu2 tai2
lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite wind and storm (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation; a cool head in a crisis

商飙徐起 商飆徐起 shang1 biao1 xu2 qi3
the autumn breeze comes gently (idiom)

伤不起 傷不起 shang1 bu4 qi3
(slang) it's just the pits!; so unfair!; unbearable

升起 升起 sheng1 qi3
to raise; to hoist; to rise

事不关己,高高挂起 事不關己,高高掛起 shi4 bu4 guan1 ji3 - gao1 gao1 gua4 qi3
to feel unconcerned and let matters rest (idiom)

输不起 輸不起 shu1 bu4 qi3
to take defeat with bad grace; to be a sore loser; cannot afford to lose

竖起 豎起 shu4 qi3
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)

竖起大拇指 豎起大拇指 shu4 qi3 da4 mu5 zhi3
to give a thumbs-up; to express one's approval

竖起耳朵 豎起耳朵 shu4 qi3 er3 duo5
to prick up one's ears; to strain to hear sth

说起 說起 shuo1 qi3
to mention; to bring up (a subject); with regard to; as for

思潮起伏 思潮起伏 si1 chao2 qi3 fu2
thoughts surging in one's mind (idiom); different thoughts coming to mind

四起 四起 si4 qi3
to spring up everywhere; from all around

肃然起敬 肅然起敬 su4 ran2 qi3 jing4
to feel deep veneration for sb (idiom)

抬起 抬起 tai2 qi3
to lift up

特起 特起 te4 qi3
to appear on the scene; to arise suddenly

提起 提起 ti2 qi3
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)

提起公诉 提起公訴 ti2 qi3 gong1 su4
to raise a charge; to sue; to institute proceedings

提起精神 提起精神 ti2 qi3 jing1 shen5
to raise one's spirits; to take courage

提前起爆 提前起爆 ti2 qian2 qi3 bao4
"fizzle" (atomic bomb misfire); preinitiation

挑起 挑起 tiao3 qi3
to provoke; to stir up; to incite

听起来 聽起來 ting1 qi5 lai5
to sound like

投袂而起 投袂而起 tou2 mei4 er2 qi3
lit. to shake one's sleeves and rise (idiom); fig. to get excited and move to action

突起 突起 tu1 qi3
to appear suddenly; projection; bit sticking out

凸起 凸起 tu1 qi3
convex; protruding; to protrude; to bulge; to buckle upwards

突起部 突起部 tu1 qi3 bu4
bit sticking out; projection

万事起头难 萬事起頭難 wan4 shi4 qi3 tou2 nan2
the first step is the hardest (idiom)

万丈高楼平地起 萬丈高樓平地起 wan4 zhang4 gao1 lou2 ping2 di4 qi3
towering buildings are built up from the ground (idiom); great oaks from little acorns grow

围起 圍起 wei2 qi3
to surround; to encircle; to enclose; to fence in

蔚起 蔚起 wei4 qi3
(literary) to mushroom; to flourish

闻鸡起舞 聞雞起舞 wen2 ji1 qi3 wu3
to start practicing at the first crow of the cock (idiom); to be diligent in one's studies

无风不起浪 無風不起浪 wu2 feng1 bu4 qi3 lang4
lit. without wind there cannot be waves (idiom); there must be a reason; no smoke without fire

吴起 吳起 wu2 qi3
Wu Qi (440-381 BC), military leader and politician of the Warring States Period (475-220 BC), author of Wuzi 吳子|吴子, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书

吴起 吳起 wu2 qi3
Wuqi county in Yan'an 延安, Shaanxi

吴起县 吳起縣 wu2 qi3 xian4
Wuqi county in Yan'an 延安, Shaanxi

武昌起义 武昌起義 wu3 chang1 qi3 yi4
Wuchang Uprising of October 10th, 1911, which led to Sun Yat-sen's Xinhai Revolution and the fall of the Qing dynasty

物种起源 物種起源 wu4 zhong3 qi3 yuan2
Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species"

掀起 掀起 xian1 qi3
to lift; to raise in height; to begin; upsurge; to set off (a campaign)

想起 想起 xiang3 qi3
to recall; to think of; to call to mind

想起来 想起來 xiang3 qi5 lai5
to remember; to recall

小起重机 小起重機 xiao3 qi3 zhong4 ji1

兴起 興起 xing1 qi3
to rise; to spring up; to burgeon; to be aroused; to come into vogue

雄起 雄起 xiong2 qi3
(cry of encouragement); to arise; to stand up; to gain the ascendancy; Come on!

扬起 揚起 yang2 qi3
to raise one's head; to perk up

仰卧起坐 仰臥起坐 yang3 wo4 qi3 zuo4
sit-up (physical exercise)

一病不起 一病不起 yi1 bing4 bu4 qi3
to fall gravely ill, never to recover (idiom)

一波未平,一波又起 一波未平,一波又起 yi1 bo1 wei4 ping2 - yi1 bo1 you4 qi3
before the first wave subsides, a new wave rises (idiom); a new problem arises before the old is solved; many twists and turns to a story; one thing after another

一部二十四史,不知从何说起 一部二十四史,不知從何說起 yi1 bu4 er4 shi2 si4 shi3 - bu4 zhi1 cong2 he2 shuo1 qi3
It's a long and intricate story, I hardly know where to start.

一哄而起 一哄而起 yi1 hong1 er2 qi3
(of a group of people) to rush into action

一起 一起 yi1 qi3
in the same place; together; with; altogether (in total)

一跃而起 一躍而起 yi1 yue4 er2 qi3
to jump up suddenly; to bound up; to rise up in one bound

异军突起 異軍突起 yi4 jun1 tu1 qi3
to emerge as a new force to be reckoned with (idiom)

引起 引起 yin3 qi3
to give rise to; to lead to; to cause; to arouse

涌起 湧起 yong3 qi3
to well up; to boil out; to bubble forth; to spurt

缘起 緣起 yuan2 qi3

源起 源起 yuan2 qi3
to originate

再起 再起 zai4 qi3
to arise again; to make a comeback; resurgence

在一起 在一起 zai4 yi1 qi3

早起 早起 zao3 qi3
to get up early

早睡早起 早睡早起 zao3 shui4 zao3 qi3
early to bed, early to rise; to keep early hours

站起 站起 zhan4 qi3
to get up on hind legs (esp. of horse); to stand; to spring up

站起来 站起來 zhan4 qi3 lai5
to stand up

胀起 脹起 zhang4 qi3

支付不起 支付不起 zhi1 fu4 bu4 qi3
to be unable to pay; unaffordable

支付得起 支付得起 zhi1 fu4 de2 qi3
to be able to pay; affordable

皱起 皺起 zhou4 qi3
to purse; to pucker (up)

壮起胆子 壯起膽子 zhuang4 qi3 dan3 zi5
to proceed with sth even though scared; to put on a brave face