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English Definitiona period of time; phase; stage; measure word for issues of a periodical, courses of study; time; term; period; to hope
See also variant of ; period; cycle (from traditional character )
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Pinyin, Taiwan pr.
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄑㄧ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kei4
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
期间qījiānperiod of time; time; time period; period
期限qīxiàntime limit; deadline; allotted time
期望qīwàngto have expectations; to earnestly hope; expectation; hope
期中qīzhōnginterim; midterm
期待qīdàito look forward to; to await; expectation
Words With Same Tail Word    
星期xīngqīweek; day of the week; Sunday
长期chángqīlong term; long time; long range (of a forecast)
时期shíqīperiod; phase
学期xuéqīterm; semester
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