Meaning of 湘

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Pinyin: xiāng
English Definition: abbr. for Hunan 湖南 province in south central China; abbr. for Xiangjiang river in Hunan province
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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
湘绣 xiāng xiù Hunan embroidery, one of the four major traditional styles of Chinese embroidery (the other three being 苏绣 , 粤绣 and 蜀绣 )
湘菜 xiāng cài Hunan cuisine
湘剧 xiāng Xiang opera (Hunan)
潇湘 xiāo xiāng other name of the Xiangjiang river 湘江 in Hunan province
临湘 lín xiāng Linxiang county-level city in Yueyang 岳阳 , Hunan
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Example Sentences
Drought has caused major problems for boats that use the Xiangjiang River in Hunan Province.
They have gentleness and heroic couragement. Both are the characteristics of "Xiang woman" .
In Xiangjiang River in central China's Hunan Province, where several sections of the river are rapidly drying up.
Almost 170 vessels have been held up at the Zhuzhou section in the river's upper reaches.
The southward move of provincial government was honored as the milestone of establishing "Hunan Triangle ".