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English Definitionto wish for; to desire; hope
Simplified Script希望
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧ ㄨㄤˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hei1mong6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective, (动) verb, (助动) auxiliary verb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
to hope; to admire; variant of
wàngfull moon; to hope; to expect; to visit; to gaze (into the distance); to look towards; towards

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
希仁xīrénXiren, courtesy title of Bao Zheng 包拯 (999-1062), Northern Song official renowned for his honesty
希奇xīqírare; strange
希斯xīsīHeath (name)
希洪xīhóngGijón (Asturian: Xixón), city in northwest Spain on the bay of Biscay
Words With Same Tail Word    
愿望yuànwàngdesire; wish
失望shīwàngdisappointed; to lose hope; to despair
盼望pànwàngto hope for; to look forward to
渴望kěwàngto thirst for; to long for
期望qīwàngto have expectations; to earnestly hope; expectation; hope
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