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Pronunciation : xiàng
Meaning :
  1. direction. (n)
  2. face; turn towards. (v)
  3. take somebody’s part; side with; be partial to. (v)
  4. to; towards; in the direction of. (prep)
  5. all along; always. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 6
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 50.8%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
向来
xiàng lái
: always; all along
2.
向往
xiàng wǎng
: yearn for; look forward to
3.
向上
xiàng shàng
: upwards
4.
方向
fāng xiàng
: direction
5.
转向
zhuǎn xiàng
: change direction
6.
走向
zǒu xiàng
: move towards
Sentences:
1. The wind veered (round to the) north.
fēng xiàng zhuǎn běi le
: wind
: direction
: already
: turn
: north
: (particle) indicating that something has happened or is about to happen
2. My bedroom faces east.
de shì xiàng dōng
我的 : my
卧室 : bedroom
: face
: east
3. The mother always sides with her younger daughter.
ma lǎo shì xiàng zhe mèi mei
妈妈 : mother
老是 : always
: side with
: (particle) added to a verb or adjective to indicate a continued action or state
妹妹 : younger sister
4. I expressed my thanks to him.
xiàng biǎo shì le gǎn xiè
: I
: to
: him
表示 : express
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
感谢 : thank, be grateful, appreciate, thanks
5. He has always been doing research in this field.
duì xiàng yǒu yán jiū
: he
: with regard to, concerning, to
: this
一向 : consistently, all along
: have
研究 : research
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