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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People

国姓爷 Guoxingye
Chinese proverb

Proverb

拆桥
Guò hé chāi qiáo [guo he chai qiao]
go river destroy bridge
Dismantling the bridge after crossing it
Not showing consideration for those who follow
Chinese Silk

Chinese Silk

Culture

Along with porcelain and tea, silk is one of China's important innovations. Just like other great inventions the secret was closely guarded for centuries. Fabulous fine cloth was an important export as far back as the early Roman Empire.
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