xīng prosper; prevail

Made up of [ eight; 8 radical 12]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 6 strokes.
Traditional form shows elements 'to raise' and 'together' giving idea of celebration
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters


Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gòng (common) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) qí (his) shāng (commerce) sì (four) xué (cave)

Sounds same

xīng (star)

Different tone

xíng (permitted) xìng (surname) xìng (fortunate)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

泰兴 Taixing, Jiangsu
绍兴 Shaoxing, Zhejiang
嘉兴 Jiaxing, Zhejiang

Proverbs

望洋兴叹 wàng yáng xīng tàn To feel inadequate to perform a great task. Feel misgivings before a big endeavor. The story is of the river god of the Huanghe caused a great flood that made the river a mile wide but when it met the sea it was overcome with relative inadequacy.
多难兴邦 duō nàn xīng bāng A calamity that may prompt a resurgence. An encouragement to continue striving in the hope that things will improve.

Phrases

gāo xīng Happy