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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
Chinese Definition:
①对着,朝着,与“背”相对:向背(baō)。向北。
②目标,意志所趋:志向。方向。
③偏袒,袒护:偏向。
④近,临:向晚。秋天漠漠向昏黑。
⑤从前:向日。向者。
⑥从开始到现在:向例。一向。
⑦姓氏。

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
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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)
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