xiāng each other; one another; mutually; to examine

Made up of [ eye radical 109, wood; wooden radical 75]


As eye is 'mu' and wood is 'mu' it gives the concept of feeling of similarity hence 'mutually'; or can be thought of closely inspecting studying wood.
Number of strokes 9

Related characters

Using : kàn (look) dé (virtue) pàn (to hope for) jīng (eye) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) mào (to emit)
Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)

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xiāng (fragrant) xiāng (countryside)

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xiǎng (to think) xiàng (elephant)

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倒戈相向 daǒ gē xiāng xiàng Betray one's own side
凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量 fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous
人不可貌相,海水不可斗量 rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive
同病相怜 tóng bìng xiāng lián People suffering the same misfortune sympathize with each other
自相矛盾 zì xiāng máo dùn To speak in contradictions

guài decisive


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