Meaning of 肖

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh - "in the flesh") conveys the meaning.
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    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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  • Pinyin: xiào
    English Definition: similar; resembling; to resemble; to be like
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    Example Words:
    肖像 xiào xiàng portrait (painting, photo etc); (in a general sense) representation of a person; likeness
    生肖 shēng xiào one of the twelve animals symbolic of the earthly branches 地支 ; animal from the Chinese zodiac
    惟妙惟肖 wéi miào wéi xiào to imitate to perfection; to be remarkably true to life
    不肖 xiào (literary) unlike one's parents; degenerate; unworthy
    酷肖 xiào to strikingly resemble
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  • Pinyin: xiāo
    English Definition: surname Xiao; Taiwan pr. [Xiao4]
    Example Words:
    努瓦克肖特 xiāo Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania
    肖伯纳 xiāo Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish-born British playwright
    肖恩 xiāo ēn Sean, Shaun or Shawn (name)
    肖扬 xiāo yáng Xiao Yang (1938-), president of the PRC Supreme Court 1998-2008
    肖邦 xiāo bāng Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Polish pianist and composer
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Example Sentences
His portrait flatters him.
The pig is the last animal in the Chinese zodiac.
The monkey is one of the most popular animals in the Chinese zodiac.