Meaning of 兴

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(Trad.: 興)
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  • Pinyin: xīng
    English Definition: to rise; to flourish; to become popular; to start; to encourage; to get up; (often used in the negative) to permit or allow (dialect); maybe (dialect)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    兴奋 xīng fèn excited; excitement; (physiology) excitation
    振兴 zhèn xīng Zhengxing district of Dandong city 丹东市 , Liaoning
    振兴 zhèn xīng to revive; to revitalize; to invigorate; to re-energize
    复兴 xīng Fuxing district of Handan city 邯郸市 , north Taiwan
    复兴 xīng to revive; to rejuvenate
    More: 兴* | *兴 | *兴*
  • Pinyin: xìng
    English Definition: feeling or desire to do sth; interest in sth; excitement
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    高兴 gāo xìng happy; glad; willing (to do sth); in a cheerful mood
    兴趣 xìng interest (desire to know about sth); interest (thing in which one is interested); hobby; Classifiers:
    兴致 xìng zhì mood; spirits; interest
    兴致勃勃 xìng zhì to become exhilarated (idiom); in high spirits; full of zest
    兴高采烈 xìng gāo cǎi liè happy and excited (idiom); in high spirits; in great delight
    More: 兴* | *兴 | *兴*
Example Sentences
I hate to be a wet blanket here but statistics show that this practical approach rarely leads back to your passionate pursuit.
"They left some very special papers, " said our guide excitedly. "We found them in sealed jars. "
And that fascinated me. But when I wanted to read from the document at a party meeting my comrades discouraged me.
"Gold has rallied in most major currencies despite a firm US dollar, a sign of strong buying interest in the metal," UBS said in a note this week.
Glitnir, Landsbanki and Kaupthing amounted to more than half of the value of Iceland's stock exchange and they are now worth nothing.