Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 向


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Meaning

in a direction, towards

Pronunciation

xiàng

Explanation

A house 冂 with a chimney ノ (This also can be seen as a variation of roof 宀) and with a window 口

Mnemonic

At the house the window is in: this direction.

Radicals

in a direction, towards
mouth, opening(This is a small square. If it is bigger: 囗, it is an enclosure.)

Vocabulary

向上 xiàng shàng upward; up; to advance; to try to improve oneself; to make progress
所向披靡 suǒ xiàng pī mǐ to sweep everything before one; to be invincible (idiom)
趋向 qū xiàng direction; trend; to incline
向东 xiàng dōng eastwards
定向 dìng xiàng to determine the direction; directed (breeding, enrollment etc); orienteering (sport)
向右 xiàng yòu facing right; rightwards; to the right
一向 yī xiàng always (previously); a period of time in the recent past
向左 xiàng zuǒ facing left; leftwards; to the left
指向 zhǐ xiàng to point towards; aimed at; facing; the direction indicated
反向 fǎn xiàng opposite direction; reverse
向后 xiàng hòu backward

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