Is qi a Scrabble word?
Yes, qi is a Scrabble word!
...and is worth 11 points in Scrabble, and 11 points in Words with Friends
Qi is a valid Scrabble word.
See the definition of qi and examples of how qi is used here.
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Every expert word game player knows the power of a perfectly placed Qi Scrabble word, but when pressed, not everyone knows what the word means off the top of their head. Simply put, "Qi" is a word that derives from traditional Chinese culture (specifically medicine and philosophy). The short word packs a big punch: "Qi" is a person's essential life force, the living energy that flows through a person's body. The literal Chinese translation of the word is "air" or "breath," which makes a lot of sense in this context: It is the air that flows through a person, the breath that they breathe that gives them life.
In traditional Chinese medical practices, "Qi" can be regulated through the art of acupuncture. It's one of the central ideas that drives Chinese forms of exercise and self-defense, as well. "Qi" still might not ring much of a bell to English speakers, but a commonly accepted variation of the spelling might: "Chi." This is the spelling typically seen in English-speaking countries, and it means the exact same thing — That vital life force that radiates throughout all things in Chinese medicine and philosophy. Think about that the next time you place that 10-point letter on the board!
1 definition of the word qi.
- The circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
Words that can be created with an extra letter added to qi:
There is 1 word that can be made by adding another letter to 'qi'.
- S: qis