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向 xiàng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

向 (xiàng) English Meaning

  • towards
  • to face
  • to turn towards
  • direction
  • to support
  • to side with
  • shortly before
  • formerly
  • always
  • all along

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4  and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 我们最好向西走。
    Wǒmen zuì hǎo xiàng xī zǒu.
    We’d better go in the westward direction.
  • 他把球掷向墙上。
    Tā bǎ qiú zhì xiàng qiáng shàng.
    He tossed the ball towards the wall.
  • 代我向你家人问好。
    Dài wǒ xiàng nǐ jiārén wènhǎo.
    Say hello to your family for me.
  • 我们应该向前人学习。
    Wǒmen yīnggāi xiàng qián rén xuéxí.
    We should learn from those who have gone before us.
  • 花园呈缓坡向河边倾斜。
    Huāyuán chéng huǎnpō xiàng hé biān qīngxié.
    The garden sloped gently downwards towards the river.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 xiang 4
  • 丶 (zhǔ): stroke
  • 冂 (jiōng): scope
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth
  • 冋 (jiōng): desert, border

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 向

HSK 3 Word List

  • 向(xiàng): direction; orientation; to face; to turn toward; to; towards; shortly before; formerly; to side with; to be partial to; all along (previously); surname Xiang

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 导向(dǎo xiàng): to be oriented towards; orientation
  • 倾向(qīng xiàng): trend; tendency; orientation
  • 外向(wài xiàng): outward-looking; extrovert; extroverted (personality); export-oriented (economy)
  • 向导(xiàng dǎo): guide
  • 向来(xiàng lái): always; all along
  • 向往(xiàng wǎng): to yearn for; to look forward to
  • 欣欣向荣(xīn xīn xiàng róng): luxuriant growth (idiom); flourishing; thriving
  • 一向(yí xiàng): all along; the whole time; constantly; earlier; lately
  • 意向(yì xiàng): disposition

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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