Meaning of 现

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(Trad.: 現)
Pinyin: xiàn
English Definition: to appear; present; now; existing; current
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To see jade ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ wáng ] king, ruler; royal; surname
    • [ jiàn ] to see, to observe, to meet, to appear
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Example Words
现在 xiàn zài now; at present; at the moment; modern; current; nowadays
发现 xiàn to find; to discover
出现 chū xiàn to appear; to arise; to emerge; to show up
表现 biǎo xiàn to show; to show off; to display; to manifest; expression; manifestation; show; display; performance (at work etc); behavior
现代 xiàn dài Hyundai, South Korean company
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