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English Definitionupward; up; to advance; to try to improve oneself; to make progress
Simplified Script向上
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄤˋ ㄕㄤˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoeng3soeng6
Word Decomposition
xiàngtowards; to face; to turn towards; direction; to support; to side with; shortly before; formerly; always; all along; (Chinese surname)
shàngon top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); superior; regarding

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Words With Same Head Word    
向来xiàngláialways (previously)
向阳xiàngyángfacing the sun; exposed to the sun; Xiangyang district of Kiamusze or Jiamusi city 佳木斯, Heilongjiang; Xiangyang district of Hegang city 鹤岗, Heilongjiang
向下xiàngxiàdown; downward
向例xiànglìcustom; usual practice; convention up to now
向前xiàngqiánforward; onward
Words With Same Tail Word    
马上mǎshàngat once; right away; immediately; on horseback (i.e. by military force)
以上yǐshàngthat level or higher; that amount or more; the above-mentioned
赶上gǎnshàngto keep up with; to catch up with; to overtake; to chance upon; in time for
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