Meaning of 醒

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Pinyin: xǐng
English Definition: to wake up; to be awake; to become aware; to sober up; to come to
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wine) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ yǒu ] wine; wine vessel; chemical
    • [ xīng ] star, planet; a point of light
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Example Words
清醒 qīng xǐng clear-headed; sober; awake
提醒 xǐng to remind; to call attention to; to warn of
惊醒 jīng xǐng to rouse; to be woken by sth; to wake with a start; to sleep lightly
醒目 xǐng eye-grabbing (headline); striking (illustration)
觉醒 jué xǐng to awaken; to come to realize; awakened to the truth; the truth dawns upon one; scales fall from the eyes; to become aware
More: 醒* | *醒 | *醒*
Example Sentences
He just woke up a moment ago
I woke up at seven in the morning.
I want to sleep until I wake up naturally.
She was in a coma for a month before waking up.
The teacher reminds us to save paper.