Meaning of 西

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English Definition: the West; abbr. for Spain 西班牙 ; Spanish; west
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictographic: A bird settling into its nest, representing sunset; compare
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Example Words:
东西 [ dōng ]: east and west
西瓜 [ guā ]: watermelon; Classifiers:
西红柿 [ hóng shì ]: tomato; Classifiers:
东张西望 [ dōng zhāng wàng ]: to look in all directions (idiom); to glance around
太阳从西边出来 [ tài yáng cóng biān chū lái ]: lit. the sun rises in the west (idiom); fig. hell freezes over; pigs can fly
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