Pronunciation

xiǎng

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xiǎng Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
xiǎng | xiang3
English translation
to think
to believe
to suppose
to wish
to want
to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or sth)
to believe, to wish for; to consider, to plan, to think

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About xiǎng

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Number of strokes

13

Traditional form

xiǎng

Contains the radical

xīn

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

mind

Etymology of xiǎng

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

相心

Semantic compound

xīn

Phonetic compound

Xiāng

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. xīn represents the meaning and Xiāng represents the sound.

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Example sentences using xiǎng

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yāo xiǎng 穿 chuān shǎng jiàn hǎo 衣服 yīfu , jiù 减肥 jiǎnféi .

I must reduce to get into that fine dress.

如果 rúguǒ xiǎng 掌握 zhǎngwò hǎo 英语 Yīng yǔ , 必须 bìxū 仔细 zǐxì 区分 qūfēn 同义词 tóng yì cí .

If you want to grasp English, you must carefully discriminate synonyms.

许多 xǔduō hǎo 主意 zhǔyi dōu shì 偶然 ǒurán 想到 xiǎng dào de .

Many a bright idea has been hit on by accident.

zài 暴风雨 bào fēng yǔ Zhōng , 许多 xǔduō 海员 hǎi yuán xiǎng , yāo shì 他们 tā men zài 陆地 lùdì shǎng jiù hǎo le .

In the storm, many seamen wished they were on shore.

xiǎng 私下 sī xià 交换 jiāohuàn diǎn 意见 yìjiàn .

I should like to exchange a few words with you in confidence.

Words with xiǎng

Explore 24 words and sayings that include the Chinese character xiǎng in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
xiǎng to think xiǎng
思想 sīxiǎng thought思想 sīxiǎng
想到 xiǎng dào to think of想到 xiǎng dào
不想 bù xiǎng unexpectedly不想 bù xiǎng
想法 xiǎng fǎ opinion想法 xiǎng fǎ
想要 xiǎng yào to want to想要 xiǎng yào
梦想 mèngxiǎng dream夢想
想起 xiǎng qǐ to recall想起 xiǎng qǐ
想象 xiǎngxiàng to imagine想象 xiǎngxiàng
理想 lǐxiǎng an ideal理想 lǐxiǎng
想念 xiǎngniàn to miss想念 xiǎngniàn
联想 Liánxiǎng to associate (cognitively)聯想
幻想 huànxiǎng delusion幻想 huànxiǎng
毛泽东思想 Máo Zé dōng Sī xiǎng Maoism毛澤東思想
想不到 xiǎng bu dào unexpected想不到 xiǎng bu dào
设想 shèxiǎng to imagine設想
想见 xiǎng jiàn to infer想見
回想 huí xiǎng to recall回想 huí xiǎng
心想 xīn xiǎng to think心想 xīn xiǎng
想来 xiǎng lái it may be assumed that想來
想出 xiǎng chū to figure out想出 xiǎng chū
着想 zhuóxiǎng to give thought (to others)著想
想起来 xiǎng qi lai to remember想起來
想必 xiǎng bì presumably想必 xiǎng bì

xiǎng Decomposition & Compounds

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xiǎng Decomposition

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