Meaning of 想

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Pinyin: xiǎng
English Definition: to think; to believe; to suppose; to wish; to want; to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or sth)
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mind) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xiāng ] mutual, reciprocal; equal; each other
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words:
思想 [ xiǎng ]: thought; thinking; idea; ideology; Classifiers:
理想 [ xiǎng ]: an ideal; a dream; ideal; perfect
想象 [ xiǎng xiàng ]: to imagine; to fancy; Classifiers:
想法 [ xiǎng ]: way of thinking; opinion; notion; to think of a way (to do sth); Classifiers:
梦想 [ mèng xiǎng ]: (fig.) to dream of; dream
More: 想* | *想 | *想*
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