Meaning of 巷

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Pinyin: xiàng
English Definition: lane; alley
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ gòng ] all, total; together; to share
    • [ ] the hours from 9 to 11; 6th terrestrial branch
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Example Words
大街小巷 jiē xiǎo xiàng great streets and small alleys (idiom); everywhere in the city
街巷 jiē xiàng streets and alleys; street; alley
巷子 xiàng zi alley
街头巷尾 jiē tóu xiàng wěi top of streets, bottom of alleys (idiom); everywhere in the city
街谈巷议 jiē tán xiàng (idiom) town gossip; streetcorner conversations
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Example Sentences
This alley is where I lived when I was young.
Fuguo then made a phone call and soon we were being ushered past a goat into a back alley decorated with colourful paper flowers.
Guests would have been led down 'Diagon Alley' by the side of the house and been met by a portrait of the "Fat Lady" who would have demanded a password before they could be let in.
So long as she was in Boulanger Lane and in the neighborhood of the church, the lighted stalls illuminated the road; but soon the last light from the last stall vanished.
They headed down one of the side alleys between more rows of buildings that all seemed built for patrons long dead.