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Pronunciation : xiàng
Meaning :
  1. be like; resemble; take after. (v)
  2. look as if; seem. (v)
  3. such as; like. (v)
  4. portrait; picture. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 13
Traditional :
Usage : 35.8%
Common Words / Phrases:
xiǎng xiàng
: imagination; fantasy; vision
tú xiàng
: image, picture
diāo xiàng
: statue
xiào xiàng
: portrait
hǎo xiàng
: seem; like
xiàng yàng
: up to the mark; presentable; decent; sound
xiànɡ piàn
: a picture of human being, photo
1. He looks like his mother.
zhǎng de xiàng ma
: he
: grow
: (particle) used to link a verb or an adjective to a complement which describes the manner or degree
: look like
妈妈 : mother
2. It looks as if it might snow.
xiàng yào xià xuě le
: look as if
: will, be going to
下雪 : snow
: (particle) indicating that something is about to happen
3. Can you cut it like this?
néng jiǎn de xiàng zhè yàng ma
: can
: cut
: (particle) inserted between a verb and its complement to express possibility or capability
: like, similar (to)
这样 : like this, this way
: (particle) question marker
4. That’s more like it.
yàng cái xiàng huà
那样 : of that kind, like that
: actually, really
像话 : be reasonable
5. Apparently we’ve met somewhere before.
men hǎo xiàng zài nǎr jiàn guò
我们 : we
好像 : apparently
: at
哪儿 : where
: meet
: (particle) used after a verb or an adjective to indicate a past action or state
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5 thoughts on “像”

  1. Hi Min Min, is there a difference in usage (用法) between 图像 and 图片? I think search engines like Google and Baidu give image results as 图片. Thank you.

    1. Hi Carlos,
      Based on my limited knowledge, 图片 is picture or photograph, 图像 is image or picture.
      There are a bit different, but most of the time both can be used interchangeable.

      Well, I never think of this question. So I google “图片和图像的区别” (Differences between 图片和图像), and I get this result:


      which means:

      图像 covers static and dynamic images, in a wider range;
      图片 only for static images.

      you can check the full text here:
      (try to use to translate it to English)

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