Meaning of 娴

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(Trad.: 嫻)
Pinyin: xián
English Definition: elegant; refined; to be skilled at
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] woman, girl; female
    • [ xián ] fence, guard; to defend; idle time
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Example Words
娴熟 xián shú adept; skilled
娴静 xián jìng gentle and refined
娴雅 xián refined; graceful; elegant; serene
娴雅斯文 xián wén quiet and gentle (idiom)
针线娴熟 zhēn xiàn xián shú to be a deft hand with a needle (idiom)
More: 娴* | *娴 | *娴*
Example Sentences
She is a tranquil maiden.
Although the mountain Chunling like water, but still contributed to the mountain and water Shuxian marriage.
With the humility characteristic of her Chinese heritage, Jung had recognized she needed a fresh perspective.
More details about Andrea can be found in the US News and World Report article attached. However, I add here some notes of personal knowledge.
Advised me to every one of the words, never mixed with excitement , can let me sad tears.