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to cherish, to sympathize, to stint, to have pity for, to have compassion for
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 惜 ( xī ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of xī are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
惜 is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
to treasure | to value
惜 ( xi / xī ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1214)
Chinese example words containing the character 惜 ( xi / xī )
爱惜 ( àixī = to treasure ),可惜 ( kĕxī = unfortunately ),珍惜 ( zhēnxī = to cherish )
Other characters that are pronounced xī in Chinese