Meaning of 斜

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Pinyin: xié
English Definition: inclined; slanting; oblique; tilting
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (measuring cup) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] surplus, remainder; surname
    • [ dòu ] to struggle, to fight, to contend; measuring cup
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Example Words
倾斜 qīng xié to incline; to lean; to slant; to slope; to tilt
斜坡 xié slope; incline
斜阳 xié yáng setting sun
歪斜 wāi xié crooked; askew; oblique; slanting; out of plumb
斜眼 xié yǎn to look askance; cross or wall-eyed
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Example Sentences
My father is squinting down at his plate as if trying to understand its contents.
Call me Tess, ' she would say askance; and he did.
He remains there, unnoticed, slumped against the side of the car.
Rising diagonally from the ground to the right of Venus is the band of our Milky Way Galaxy.
In short, when people imitate us - nodding when we do, tilting their heads when we do - we are more willing to be their ally.