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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
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用本义。(侧重于本质特点上的相像)。
    ②用本义。[合]肖子(在志趣等方面与其父一致的儿子);肖题(切题);肖似(肖貌,肖神。相似,神似);肖形(仿形)。
    ③刻画,谓图画或雕塑人像。[合]肖物(刻画事物)。
    ④仿效。[合]肖形(仿形。亦泛指形状)。

    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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