Write 求(qiú)(demand) in Chinese character

求(qiú)

Origin:

甲骨文“求”字像一件皮衣的样子,可以看出它是用带毛的兽皮做成的,是“裘”的本字,后来“求”字借为“寻求”、“乞求”等意思。


On ancient oracle bone inscriptions, “求” looks like leather clothing. As we can see that the clothes are made of animal skin, one can infer that it is the original version of “裘” (fur coat). Later, it was used to represent ideas like “to search” and “to beg.”

Meaning:

ask; beg; strive for; seek; demand

Words:

要求(yāo qiú): request

求婚(qiúhūn): to propose (marriage)

求情(qiúqíng): to plead; appeal to sb’s mercy; ask for a favor; beg for mercy

求助(qiúzhù): to turn to sb. for help

求之不得(qiúzhībùdé): (you are) most welcome

Sentences:

1、Wǒmen huì jìnlì mǎnzú nǐ de yāoqiú.
我们会尽力满足你的要求。
We will try our best to fulfill your request.
2、Nǐ búyòng tì tā qiúqíng le, tā jìrán fàn le cuòwù, iù yào chéngdān zérèn.
你不用替他求情了,他既然犯了错误,就要承担责任。
You don’t have to plead for him. He made a mistake and now has to take responsibility.

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