青 - Dong Chinese dictionary

qīng

green or blue

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
生 meaning component

  Meaning component

shēng

  

life

井 sound component

  Sound component

jǐng

  

well

Evolution

青 Seal script Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)

Seal script

Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)
青 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
青 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
青 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

qīng

blue, green, black; young; green; blue; black; youth; young (of people)

 

Qīng

abbr. for 青海[Qīng​hǎi], Qinghai Province

Most common words with 青
Freq.
Word
Meaning

青年

youth

youth

青少年

adolescent

青春

youth

青蛙

frog

Component uses

Meaning component in 5 characters

Sound component in 25 characters