Meaning of 向

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(Trad.: 嚮, 曏)
Pinyin: xiàng
English Definition: towards; to face; to turn towards; direction; to support; to side with; shortly before; formerly; always; all along; to tend toward; to guide; variant of ; variant of ; direction; orientation; to face; to turn toward; to; towards; shortly before; formerly
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
方向 [ fāng xiàng ]: direction; orientation; path to follow; Classifiers:
倾向 [ qīng xiàng ]: trend; tendency; orientation
一向 [ xiàng ]: always (previously); a period of time in the recent past
向往 [ xiàng wǎng ]: to yearn for; to look forward to
向来 [ xiàng lái ]: always (previously)
More: 向* | *向 | *向*
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