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xiang

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See also xiāng, xiáng, xiǎng, and xiàng

Mandarin

Verb

xiang (Pinyin xiǎng, simplified )

  1. think
    ni xiang mǎi na ben shu? "Which book do you want to buy?"
    wo hui xiangchu banfa lai de. "I'll be able to think of a way."
    ta xiang zuo kuaijishi. "She/he wants to be an accountant."

Pinyin syllable

xiang

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, xiāng, xiáng, xiǎng, or xiàng.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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