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方向 fāng xiàng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

方向 (fāng xiàng) English Meaning

  • direction
  • orientation
  • path to follow

Traditional Characters:  方向

方 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

向 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 我们是朝正北方向航行。
    Wǒmen shì cháo zhèng běi fāngxiàng hángxíng.
    We were sailing due north.
  • 你的房间面向哪个方向?
    Nǐ de fángjiān miànxiàng nǎge fāngxiàng?
    Which direction does your room face?
  • 他们都往同一方向走了。
    Tāmen dōu wǎng tóngyī fāngxiàng zǒule.
    They all went off in one direction.
  • 警方向群众呼吁不要惊慌。
    Jǐngfāngxiàng qúnzhòng hūyù bùyào jīnghuāng.
    The police appealed to the crowd not to panic.
  • 反方向地,相反地,对立地
    Fǎn fāngxiàng dì, xiāngfǎn dì, duì lìdì
    In a contrary manner or direction.
  • 不好意思,我把方向搞错了。
    bù hǎoyìsi, wǒ bǎ fāngxiàng gǎo cuòle.
    I’m sorry, I got the directions wrong.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 fang

方 (fāng): square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter

  •  (fāng): square, direction
hsk 3 xiang 4

向 (xiàng): towards; to face; to turn towards; direction; to support; to side with; shortly before; formerly; always; all along

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 方

HSK 3 Word List

  • 北方(běi fāng): north; the northern part a country; China north of the Yellow River
  • 地方(dì fang): region; regional (away from the central administration)
  • 方便(fāng biàn): convenient; to help out; to make things easy for people; convenience; suitable; having money to spare; (euphemism) to go to the toilet

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 大方(dà fāng): generous; tasteful; stylish; easy-mannered
  • 对方(duì fāng): counterpart; other person involved; opposite side; other side; receiving party
  • 方(fāng): square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute, etc.); place; method; prescription (medicine); upright or honest; just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbreviation for square or cubic meter
  • 方案(fāng àn): plan (for action); program (for action, etc.); proposal; proposed bill; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 方式(fāng shì): way (of life); pattern; style; mode; manner; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 平方(píng fāng): square (as in square foot, square mile, square root)
  • 双方(shuāng fāng): bilateral; both sides; both parties involved

HSK 6 Word List

  • 比方(bǐfang): instance; example
  • 方位(fāng wèi): direction; points of the compass; bearing; position; azimuth
  • 方言(fāng yán): dialect
  • 方圆(fāng yuán ): circumference
  • 方针(fāng zhēn): policy; guidelines; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 官方(guān fāng): official; (by the) government
  • 立方(lì fāng): cube
  • 千方百计(qiān fāng bǎi jì): lit. thousand ways, a hundred plans (idiom); by every possible means
  • 想方设法(xiǎng fāng shè fǎ): to think up every possible method (idiom); to devise ways and means; to try this, that and the other

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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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