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:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mind) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • mutual, reciprocal; equal; each other
    • heart; mind; soul
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Example Words:
联想 [ lián xiǎng ]: to associate (cognitively); to make an associative connection; mental association; word prediction and auto-complete functions of input method editing programs
设想 [ shè xiǎng ]: to imagine; to assume; to envisage; tentative plan; to have consideration for
空想 [ kōng xiǎng ]: daydream; fantasy; to fantasize
着想 [ zhuó xiǎng ]: to give thought (to others); to consider (other people's needs); also pr. [zhao2 xiang3]
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