向 (xiang): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 7, 2018

向 (Chinese PinYin: [xiàng]; traditional Chinese: 向) may mean: (1) verb. face, e.g. 坐北向南 (sit facing the south); (2) verb. side with, e.g. 向着某人 (favour sb.); (3) noun. direction, e.g. 这个方向 (this direction); (4) noun. inclination, e.g. 意向 (intention); (5) pre. towards, e.g. 向东走 (go east); (6) adv. all along, e.g. 向来都这样 (it’s always been this way). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can be used to constitute various phrases and expressions (see below).

1. How to pronounce 向?

Chinese Pinyin: [xiàng]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 向

Synonyms: 朝,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 向.

Fixed expression: 去向 (whereabouts), 取向 (tendency), 一向 (always), 风向 (wind direction), 方向盘 (steering wheel), 向导 (guide), 向上 (make one’s way up), 向来 (all along), 向日葵 (sunflower), 向内 (inward), 向上爬 (seek personal advancement), 向往 (yearn for), 向右转 (turn right), 向左转 (turn left),

Collocation: 积极向上 (stay positive), 向东走 (go east), 向来都这样 (it’s always been this way),

Idioms: 不知去向 (disappear without a trace), 欣欣向荣 (flourishing), 所向披靡 (be invincible), 人心所向 (accord with the will of the people), 拔刀相向 (draw one’s sword against sb.),

Terminologies: 向光性 (phototropism),

4. How to use 向 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 向.

4.1 他向他的导师们陈述自己的不同见解。

Translation: He stated his different opinions to his tutors.

4.2 关于你的私事,我决不会向别人泄露一个字的。

Translation: Regarding your private affair, I will never reveal it to others.

4.3 每年这个时候候鸟们都向南方迁移。

Translation: At this time of the year, migratory birds migrate to the south.

4.4 沿着这个方向, 警察很快追上了他们。

Translation: In this direction, the police quickly caught up with them.

4.5 随着肯尼亚和津巴布韦的政治发展,两国的许多方面都毫无疑问会发生改变 – 希望会往着好得方向发展。

Translation: As Kenya and Zimbabwe navigate their political futures, much in both countries will no doubt change – one hopes for the better.

4.6 总经理向我们表示歉意后便离开了。

Translation: The general manager excused himself to us and left.

4.7 游人拦住了一个路人,向他问去博物馆的路。

Translation: The tourist stopped a passers-by and asked him the way to the museum.

4.8 价格歧视就是一家公司出于不一定与成本相关的原因以两种或多种不同价格向不同买家出售一种商品。

Translation: Price Discrimination occurs when a firm sells a good to different buyers at two or more different prices, for reasons not necessarily associated with cost.

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