Meaning of 息

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English Definition: breath; news; interest (on an investment or loan); to cease; to stop; to rest; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: To breathe (life, ) through one's nose ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] self; private, personal; from
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words:
信息 [ xìn ]: information; news; message
利息 [ ]: interest (on a loan); Classifiers:
作息 [ zuò ]: to work and rest
出息 [ chū ]: to yield interest, profit etc; to exhale (Buddhism)
川流不息 [ chuān liú ]: the stream flows without stopping (idiom); unending flow
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