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
In dreams we do things which we would never do when we're awake. We think and say things we would never think and say.
Just as you might struggle to wake up from a dream in which no one speaks, I fought not to go to school.
You know the first thing I thought of when I woke up?
Stop daydreaming, wake up, stand up, and go out make yourself useful.
Would he have awakened at the point of death?