想 xiǎng to think; to believe; to suppose
Made up of [相 xiāng
each other; one another; mutually; to examine
, 心 xīn
NoteXiang provides the phonetic and 'heart' suggests 'emotion' and 'thought'; xiang also contributes idea of examination
Number of strokes 13
Using 心 xīn
: 德 dé (virtue) 恶 è (evil) 您 nín (you (polite)) 愿 yuàn (to hope) 意 yì (idea) 思 sī (to think) 聪 cōng (quick at hearing) 念 niàn (to read) 怎 dìng (how)
Different tone香 xiāng (fragrant)
相 xiāng (each other)
乡 xiāng (countryside)
象 xiàng (elephant)
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常将有日思无日,莫将无时想有时 cháng jiāng yǒu rì sī wú rì, mò jiāng wú shí xiǎng yǒu shí
When rich, you have time to dream, but do not dream of riches when you are poor
想入非非 xiǎng rù fēi fēi
Let imagination run wild
not yet rain silk repair
Before rain repair cloth. Make preparations ahead of time
Plan ahead, be prepared
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
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