Meaning of 省

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (division) conveys the meaning.
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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; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    节省 [ jié shěng ]: saving; to save; to use sparingly; to cut down on
    省略 [ shěng lüè ]: to leave out; an omission
    省会 [ shěng huì ]: provincial capital
    简省 [ jiǎn shěng ]: to simplify; to reduce to essentials; economical
    全省 [ quán shěng ]: the whole province
    More: 省* | *省 | *省*
  • Pinyin: xǐng

    English Definition: to inspect; to examine; to be aware; to pay a visit (to one's parents or elders)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    反省 [ fǎn xǐng ]: to reflect upon oneself; to examine one's conscience; to question oneself; to search one's soul
    内省 [ nèi xǐng ]: to reflect upon oneself; introspection
    不省人事 [ xǐng rén shì ]: to lose consciousness; unconscious; in a coma
    内省性 [ nèi xǐng xìng ]: introversion; introspective
    昏定晨省 [ hūn dìng chén xǐng ]: seeing to bed in the evening and visiting in the morning (ancient filial duty)
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