xìng surname; family

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, shēng produce; bear ]

Note

Combining 'female' and 'produce' gives the idea of family.
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) lóu (multi-story building)

Sounds same

xìng (fortunate)

Different tone

xīng (star) xīng (prosper) xíng (permitted)

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Pronunciation

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