引起 yǐn qǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

引起 (yǐn qǐ) English Meaning

  • to give rise to
  • to lead to
  • to cause
  • to arouse

Traditional Characters:  引起

引 forms words in:

起 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 如何引起女人的渴望?
    Rúhé yǐnqǐ nǚrén de kěwàng?
    How to arouse a woman’s desire?
  • 咖啡不能引起我的兴趣。
    Kāfēi bùnéng yǐnqǐ wǒ de xìngqù.
    Coffee does not arouse my interest.
  • 不单他一个人认为那会引起战争。
    Bùdān tā yīgè rén rènwéi nà huì yǐnqǐ zhànzhēng.
    He is not alone in believing that it may lead to war.
  • 把她撵走吧,否则她会引起麻烦的。
    Bǎ tā niǎn zǒu ba, fǒuzé tā huì yǐnqǐ máfan de.
    Send her away or she’ll cause trouble.
  • 他轻咳了一声,以引起女招待的注意。
    Tā qīng hāile yīshēng, yǐ yǐnqǐ nǚzhāodài de zhùyì.
    He give a little cough to attract the waitress’s attention.
  • 这会引起污染,破坏我们的海洋和江河。
    Zhè huì yǐnqǐ wūrǎn, pòhuài wǒmen dì hǎiyáng hé jiānghé.
    It will cause pollution and the destruction of our seas and oceans.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

引 (yǐn): to draw (e.g. a bow); to pull; to stretch sth; to extend; to lengthen; to involve or implicate in; to attract; to lead; to guide; to leave; to provide evidence or justification for; an old unit of distance equal to 10 丈(zhàng), one-thirtieth of a km or 33.33 meters

  • 弓 (gōng): bow
  • 丨 (gǔn): line

起 (qǐ): 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; (before place or time) starting from; classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance; classifier for groups: batch, group

  • (zǒu): to walk
  • (jǐ): personal

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 引

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Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 起

HSK 1 Word List

  • 对不起 (duì bu qǐ): I’m sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat); unworthy; to let down

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