xiǎng to think; to believe; to suppose

Made up of [ xiāng each other; one another; mutually; to examine , xīn heart radical 61]

Note

Xiang provides the phonetic and 'heart' suggests 'emotion' and 'thought'; xiang also contributes idea of examination
Number of strokes: 13

Related characters


Also uses xīn component: bì (certainly) cōng (quick at hearing) dé (virtue) dìng (how) è (evil) niàn (to read) nín (you (polite)) sī (to think) wàng (to forget) yì (idea) yuàn (to hope) zhì (aspiration)

Different tone

xiāng (fragrant) xiāng (each other) xiāng (countryside) xiàng (elephant)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 想
Stroke order for character 想, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

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

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