xīn heart

Note

A simplified picture of a heart
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 61 used in: dé (virtue) ; è (evil) ; nín (you (polite)) ; xiǎng (to think) ; yuàn (to hope) ; yì (idea) ; sī (to think) ; cōng (quick at hearing) ; niàn (to read) ; dìng (how)

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Sounds same

xīn (new) xīn (hard) xīn (heart)
Full character form of this simplified radical: xīn

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

不到黄河不死心 bù dào Huáng hé bù sǐ xīn Keep going until you hit an insurmountable obstacle
口是心非 kǒu shì xīn fēi To say the opposite of what you really think
狼心狗肺 láng xīn gǒu fèi Ungrateful and unscrupulous
力不从心 lì bù cóng xīn Falling short of ambition
利欲熏心 lì yù xūn xīn To be obsessed with the desire of profit at the expense of happiness
没做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门 méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution

Also

xīn heart
Tue 7th Mar

Urban plans change

Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.


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