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Meaning of 欣

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Pinyin: xīn
English Definition: happy
Chinese Definition:
①快乐,喜欢:欣欣(a.高兴的样子,如“欣欣而来”;b.草木生机旺盛的样子,如“欣欣向荣”,亦泛指蓬勃发展)。欣喜。欢欣鼓舞。欣然。欣赏。欣幸。欣慕。欣悦。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (lack) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] a catty (about 500 grams); an axe; keen, shrewd
    • [ qiàn ] to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn
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Example Words:
欣赏 [ xīn shǎng ]: to appreciate; to enjoy; to admire
欣慰 [ xīn wèi ]: to be gratified
欣欣向荣 [ xīn xīn xiàng róng ]: (idiom) flourishing; thriving
欣喜 [ xīn ]: happy
刘慈欣 [ liú xīn ]: Liu Cixin (1963-), Chinese science fiction writer
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