Meaning of 享

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Pinyin: xiǎng
English Definition: to enjoy; to benefit; to have the use of
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Children living and eating in the house
Character Formation:
  • Above to middle and below
    • [ tóu ] lid, cover; head
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ zi ] son, child; seed, egg; fruit; small thing
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Example Words
享受 xiǎng shòu to enjoy; to live it up; pleasure; Classifiers:
享有 xiǎng yǒu to enjoy (rights, privileges etc)
共享 gòng xiǎng to share; to enjoy together
分享 fēn xiǎng to share (let others have some of sth good)
享年 xiǎng nián to live to the (ripe) age of
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Example Sentences
The true greatness of joy can only be known when it is shared with others.
The man told me his name was Henry.
The human experience is so similar, and yes, I know the details are vastly different, and that the devil lies in the details, but, we still share the same weight on our shoulders.
Without you, we never would have had the opportunity to enjoy life again.
Today, two years later, I am enjoying life again.