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English Definitiontowards; to face; to turn towards; direction; to support; to side with; shortly before; formerly; always; all along; (Chinese surname)
See alsoxiàng to tend toward; to guide; variant of (from traditional character )
xiàng variant of ; direction; orientation; to face; to turn toward; to; towards; shortly before; formerly (from traditional character )
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄒㄧㄤˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoeng3
Part of Speech(介) preposition, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic,Advanced

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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
向例xiànglìcustom; usual practice; convention up to now
Words With Same Tail Word    
方向fāngxiàngdirection; orientation; path to follow
倾向qīngxiàngtrend; tendency; orientation
一向yīxiàngalways (previously); a period of time in the recent past
转向zhuǎnxiàngto change direction; fig. to change one's stance
偏向piānxiàngpartial towards something; to prefer; to incline; erroneous tendencies (Leftist or Revisionist deviation)
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