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Meaning of 省

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    • [ shǎo ] few, little; less; inadequate
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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  • Pinyin: shěng

    English Definition: to save; to economize; to do without; to omit; to leave out; province; (archaic) central government department
    Chinese Definition:
    ①地方行政区域:省份。省会。
    ②节约,不费:省钱。省事。省吃俭用。
    ③简易,减免:省略。省称。省写。
    ④中国古官署名:中书省(a.魏晋开始设置,总管国家政务,历代有所沿革,唐初设“中书、尚书、门下”三省共管政事;b.元代“中书省”兼管“尚书省”的职权,权更重,成为中央最高的官署,称地方最高行政官署为“行中书省”,简称“省”,是现在“省”的来历)。尚书省。门下省。秘书省。
    ⑤古代称王宫禁地:省中。省闼(禁中)。

    Example Words:
    节省 jié shěng saving; to save; to use sparingly; to cut down on
    省份 shěng fèn province
    省城 shěng chéng provincial capital
    省会 shěng huì provincial capital
    省得 shěng de to avoid; so as to save (money or time)
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  • Pinyin: xǐng

    English Definition: to inspect; to examine; to be aware; to pay a visit (to one's parents or elders)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①检查:反省(检查自己)。省察(考察)。吾日三省吾身。
    ②知觉,觉悟:省悟。发人深省。
    ③看望父母、尊亲:省亲。省视。

    Example Words:
    反省 fǎn xǐng to reflect upon oneself; to examine one's conscience; to question oneself; to search one's soul
    发人深省 rén shēn xǐng to provide food for thought (idiom); thought-provoking
    省悟 xǐng to wake up to reality; to come to oneself; to realize; to see the truth
    不省人事 xǐng rén shì to lose consciousness; unconscious; in a coma
    内省 nèi xǐng to reflect upon oneself; introspection
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