Meaning of 肖

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh - "in the flesh") conveys the meaning.
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    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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  • Pinyin: xiào
    English Definition: similar; resembling; to resemble; to be like
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    Example Words:
    肖像 xiào xiàng portrait (painting, photo etc); (in a general sense) representation of a person; likeness
    生肖 shēng xiào one of the twelve animals symbolic of the earthly branches 地支 ; animal from the Chinese zodiac
    惟妙惟肖 wéi miào wéi xiào to imitate to perfection; to be remarkably true to life
    不肖 xiào (literary) unlike one's parents; degenerate; unworthy
    酷肖 xiào to strikingly resemble
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  • Pinyin: xiāo
    English Definition: surname Xiao; Taiwan pr. [Xiao4]
    Example Words:
    努瓦克肖特 xiāo Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania
    肖伯纳 xiāo Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish-born British playwright
    肖恩 xiāo ēn Sean, Shaun or Shawn (name)
    肖扬 xiāo yáng Xiao Yang (1938-), president of the PRC Supreme Court 1998-2008
    肖邦 xiāo bāng Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Polish pianist and composer
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Example Sentences
Am I really a black sheep of the family?
Mrs. Earnshaw loved the music, and so they gave us plenty.
I am national talent, for the world people I should cherish my life, you are unworthy Lilliputian, need not cherish oneself body, you still take off the dress to me to wear.
I did not marvel how Catherine Earnshaw could forget her first friend for such an individual.
In China, Xiao forged ahead with the surgery on hundreds of patients, according to media reports.