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English Definitionfresh; bright (in color); delicious; tasty; delicacy; aquatic foods
See alsoxiǎn variant of (from traditional character )
xiǎn variant of (from traditional character )
xiǎn few; rare
xiān fish; old variant of (from traditional character )
xiǎn old variant of (from traditional character )
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Pinyinxiān
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄒㄧㄢ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sin1
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
鲜花xiānhuāflower; fresh flowers
鲜明xiānmíngbright; clear-cut; distinct
鲜血xiānxuèblood
鲜艳xiānyànbright-colored; gaily-colored
鲜奶xiānnǎifresh milk
Words With Same Tail Word    
新鲜xīnxiānfresh (experience, food etc); freshness; novel; uncommon
海鲜hǎixiānseafood
三鲜sānxiānthree fresh ingredients (in cooking)
光鲜guāngxiānbright and neat
肥鲜féixiānfresh and tender (of food); delicious
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