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 Lacking in motivation to achieve aims
利欲熏心 lì yù xūn xīn To be obsessed with the desire for success 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
Thu 22nd Mar

Waste incinerator

China is well aware of the huge problems of waste disposal. Now that rural communities have more income there is far more plastic and other toxic waste that would normally have to go to landfill. The landfill is often not properly contained and escapes to poison the groundwater. Now Han Zhaobin of Hunan province believes he has come up with a solution. A small scale five ton incinerator is designed to leave very little toxic residue and a series of washing stages will remove toxic components from the smoke. A community level waste disposal unit will save transporting it to a large county level facility.

The Central government have recently announced an initiative to bring all rural communities out of poverty by 2050. Dealing with increased waste will be a necessary step in improving the standard of living of many rural communities.


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Routledge Grammar:Basic Chinese

book cover If you want to go beyond speaking and writing 'tourist Chinese' you need a good grounding in Chinese grammar. This Routledge guide goes far beyond memorizing useful phrases and serves as an essential course if you want to speak Chinese well and understand Chinese text. All the Chinese is in both pinyin and characters. It does not include a dictionary section so you will need a dictionary in conjunction with the book.
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