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English Definitioncustom; usual practice; convention up to now
Simplified Script向例
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄤˋ ㄌㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoeng3lai6
Word Decomposition
xiàngtowards; to face; to turn towards; direction; to support; to side with; shortly before; formerly; always; all along; (Chinese surname)
example; precedent; rule; case; instance

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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
向上xiàngshàngupward; up; to advance; to try to improve oneself; to make progress
向下xiàngxiàdown; downward
向前xiàngqiánforward; onward
Words With Same Tail Word    
比例bǐlìproportion; scale; ratio
条例tiáolìregulations; rules; code of conduct; ordinances; statutes
照例zhàolìas a rule; as usual; usually
惯例guànlìconvention; usual practice
案例ànlìcase (law)
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