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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)
Chinese Definition:
①动脑筋,思索:感想。思想。想法。想象(配置组合而创造出新形象的心理过程)。想入非非。异想天开。幻想。
②推测,认为:想必。想见(由推想而知道)。想来(表示只是根据推测,不敢完全肯定)。想当然(凭主观推测,认为事情应该是这样)。不堪设想。
③希望,打算:休想。理想。想望。妄想。
④怀念,惦记:想念。朝思暮想。
⑤像:云想衣裳花想容。
⑥念思。

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:
理想 [ xiǎng ]: an ideal; a dream; ideal; perfect
思想 [ xiǎng ]: thought; thinking; idea; ideology; Classifiers:
想象 [ xiǎng xiàng ]: to imagine; to fancy; Classifiers:
幻想 [ huàn xiǎng ]: delusion; fantasy
梦想 [ mèng xiǎng ]: (fig.) to dream of; dream
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