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

By | June 1, 2018

像 (Chinese PinYin: [xiàng]; traditional Chinese:像) may mean: (1) verb. resemble, e.g. 长得像爸爸 (look like one’s mother); (2) prep. like, e.g. 像这种情况 (such situations); (3) noun. image, e.g. 画像 (portrait); (4) adv. seemingly, e.g. 像是要下雪 (it is about to snow seemingly). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions. The term should not be confused with 象 which means elephant.

1. How to pronounce 像?

Chinese Pinyin: [xiàng]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 像

Synonyms: 似, 接近, 相同,

Antonyms: 差异, 不同,

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

Fixed expression: 偶像 (idol), 好像 (seemingly), 雕像 (statue), 像素 (pixel), 不像话 (outrageous), 摄像机 (camera), 画像 (portrait),

Collocation: 维纳斯的雕像 (sculpture of Venus), 屏幕上的像素 (pixels on the screen), 偶像明星 (famous idol), 名人画像 (portrait of a celebrity), 像雪一样 (look like snow),

Idioms: 像模像样 (presentable; decent),

Terminologies: 显像管 (picture tube),

4. How to use 像 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 像.

4.1 他像箭一般飞快地逃走了。

Translation: He ran away like an arrow.

4.2 你能举出另一个像这样的例子吗?

Translation: Can you cite another example like this one?

4.3 她的头发在春风中像波浪般飘动。

Translation: Her hair ripples in the spring breeze.

4.4 这料子摸起来像丝绒。

Translation: This material feels like velvet.

4.5 但是像任何开放式系统一样,这项功能很容易被黑客滥用。

Translation: But like any open system, this feature is easily misused by hackers.

4.6 38%的男性希望撒狗粮会让他们看起来像花花公子, 或者他们会因此获得名声

Translation: For 38 per cent of men, the hope was that PDAs would make them appear “like a player” or they would “get more credit.”

4.7 对于撒狗粮的女性来说, 他们最担心的就是怕看起来像荡妇, 男性则完全没有这个担忧, 他们名声会因此变得更好.

Translation: For women engaging in PDAs (public display of affection), one of the biggest concerns was “looking like a slut,” which wasn’t an issue at all for men – on the contrary, their reputation benefited.

4.8 像众安保险这样的仅在线上销售的保险公司, 可以使用实时天气数据,历史飞行结果和购买历史数据来定价和设定支付条件,从而提供航班延误险。

Translation: Online-only players like ZhongAn offer flight delay insurance utilizing real-time weather data, historical flight results, and purchase history data to determine pricing and payout conditions.

5. Stroke Order

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