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English Definitionworthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄒㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jin4
Part of Speech(形) adjective

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贤惠xiánhuì(of a wife) wise and kind; perfect in her traditional roles
贤人xiánréngreat person of the past; venerable forebear; the great and the good
贤士xiánshìvirtuous person; a man of merit
贤妻xiánqī(old) perfect wife; you, my beloved wife
Words With Same Tail Word    
圣贤shèngxiána sage; wise and holy man; virtuous ruler; Buddhist lama; wine
先贤xiānxiánworthy predecessor; distinguished person of the past; former sage
奉贤fèngxiánFengxian suburban district of Shanghai
普贤pǔxiánSamantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth
进贤jìnxiánJinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi
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