Meaning of 歇

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Pinyin: xiē
English Definition: to rest; to take a break; to stop; to halt; (dialect) to sleep; a moment; a short while
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (yawn) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] what, why, where, which, how
    • [ qiàn ] to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn
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Example Words
间歇 jiàn xiē to stop in the middle of sth; intermittent; intermittence
歇斯底里 xiē hysteria (loanword); hysterical
停歇 tíng xiē to stop for a rest
歇脚 xiē jiǎo to stop on the way for a rest
歇业 xiē to close down (temporarily or permanently); to go out of business
More: 歇* | *歇 | *歇*
Example Sentences
Almost no one took any rest.
I think everyone needs a break like this.
Try to be cheerful now; the travelling is at an end, and you have nothing to do but rest and amuse yourself as you please.
If you've been working hard, don't be afraid to take a break and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back or to reflect on your goals.
We had several rests on our way up the mountain.