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Meaning of 辛

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Pinyin: xīn
English Definition: (of taste) hot or pungent; hard; laborious; suffering; eighth in order; eighth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 ; letter "H" or roman "VIII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 285°; octa; (of taste) hot or pungent; hard; laborious; suffering; eighth in order; eighth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 ; letter "H" or roman "VIII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 285°; octa
Chinese Definition:
①辣:辛辣。五辛。
②劳苦,艰难:辛苦。辛劳。
③悲伤:辛酸。
④天干的第八位,用于作顺序第八的代称:辛亥革命。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictographic: A hot iron used to brand prisoners and slaves
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to stand; to establish, to set up
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
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Example Words
辛苦 xīn exhausting; hard; tough; arduous; to work hard; to go to a lot of trouble; hardship(s)
艰辛 jiān xīn hardships; arduous; difficult
辛勤 xīn qín hardworking; industrious
辛亥革命 xīn hài mìng Xinhai Revolution (1911), which ended the Qing Dynasty
辛酸 xīn suān pungent (taste); bitter; fig. sad; miserable
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