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
The thief turned into the alley.
The experience can be seen.
This curved alley leads to the other end of the city.
We walked around the alley several times, but we couldn’t find the restaurant.