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Meaning of 息

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Pinyin:
English Definition: breath; news; interest (on an investment or loan); to cease; to stop; to rest; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
Chinese Definition:
①呼吸时进出的气:鼻息。喘息。叹息。窒息。瞬息万变。
②停止,歇:休息。歇息。息怒。息兵。息事宁人。息止。平息。偃旗息鼓。
③繁殖,滋生:休养生息。滋息。
④音信:消息。信息。
⑤儿女:子息。
⑥利钱:息率。利息。月息。

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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
信息化 xìn huà informatization (the Information Age analog of industrialization)
气息 breath; smell; odor; flavor
叹息 tàn to sigh; to gasp (in admiration)
利息 interest (on a loan); Classifiers:
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