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Pronunciation : xián
Meaning :
  1. idle; unoccupied; not busy. (adj)
  2. quiet. (adj)
  3. unused. (adj)
  4. leisure. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 7
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 5.2%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
闲空
xián kòng
: free time
2.
空闲
kòng xián
: be free
3.
闲人
xián rén
: an unoccupied person; persons not concerned
4.
闲事
xián shì
: a matter that does not concern one; unimportant matter
5.
闲谈
xián tán
: chat; tinkle; yatter; gossip
6.
闲话
xián huà
: gossip; chat about
Sentences:
1. Only when he retired did he start to take it easy.
zhí dào tuì xiū hòu cái néng xián xià lái
退
: he
直到 : until; till; up to
退休 : retire
: after
: only
: can
: take it easy; unoccupied
下来 : down; (after verb of motion, indicates motion down and towards us, also fig.)
2. I’ll call on you when I’m free.
děng kòng xián xià lái zài bài fǎng
访
: wait
: I
空闲 : free
下来 : down; (after verb of motion, indicates motion down and towards us, also fig.)
: only
: go
拜访 : visit
: you
3. Don’t gossip behind other people’s back.
yào bèi hòu shuō rén jiā xián huà
不要 : don’t
背后 : back
: say
人家 : people
闲话 : gossip
4. Admittance of staff only.
xián rén miǎn jìn
闲人 : persons not concerned
: do not
: enter
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