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Meaning of 新

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Pinyin: xīn
English Definition: new; newly; meso- (chemistry)
Chinese Definition:
①刚有的,刚经验到的;初始的,没有用过的,与“旧”、“老”相对:新生。新鲜。新奇。新贵。新绿。新星。新秀。新闻。新陈代谢。
②性质改变得更好,与“旧”相对:改过自新。推陈出新。
③不久以前,刚才:新近。
④表示一种有异于旧质的状态和性质:新时代。新社会。新观念。新思维。
⑤称结婚时的人或物:新娘。新郎。新房。
⑥中国新疆维吾尔自治区的简称。
⑦姓氏。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Ideographic: A freshly chopped tree
Character Formation:
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    • [ qīn ] relatives, parents; intimate; the hazelnut tree
    • [ jīn ] a catty (about 500 grams); an axe; keen, shrewd
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Example Words:
新闻 [ xīn wén ]: news; Classifiers:
新鲜 [ xīn xiān ]: fresh (experience, food etc); freshness; novel; uncommon
重新 [ chóng xīn ]: again; once more; re-
更新 [ gēng xīn ]: to replace the old with new; to renew; to renovate; to upgrade; to update; to regenerate
创新 [ chuàng xīn ]: innovation; to bring forth new ideas; to blaze new trails
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