xiàng elephant; shape

Note

A picture of a rearing elephant with head, tusks, legs and a tail

Different tone

xiāng (fragrant) xiāng (each other) xiāng (countryside) xiǎng (to think)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

人心不足蛇吞象 rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng Greed is insatiable

Also

xiàng elephant

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