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The Chinese word xia - 下 - xià
(down in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

xià

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English translations

down, below, under, beneath, next, to get off,
lower

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Chinese characters  ( xia / xià ) with pronunciation (English translation: down )
The traditional Chinese characters of xià are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 3 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

subordinate
下 ( xia / xià ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 35)
Chinese example words containing the character 下 ( xia / xià )
底下 ( dĭxià = beneath ), 地下室 ( dìxiàshì = basement ), 下班 ( xià bān = to go off work ), 下课 ( xià kè = class is over ), 下边 ( xiàbiān = below ), 下车 ( xiàchē = get off ), 下次 ( xiàcì = next time ), 下来 ( xiàlái = to come down ), 下面 ( xiàmiàn = below ), 下去 ( xiàqù = to continue to ), 下午 ( xiàwŭ = afternoon ), 下星期 ( xiàxīngqī = next week ), 下雨 ( xiàyŭ = to rain ), 下周 ( xiàzhōu = next week ), 一下 ( yīxià = a little while ), 一下儿 ( yīxiàr = a little while ), 一下子 ( yīxiàzi = all of a sudden )
Other characters that are pronounced xià in Chinese
More words that mean down in Chinese
máo ( 毛 ), xiàlái ( 下来 )
More words that mean below in Chinese
xiàbiān ( 下边 ), xiàmiàn ( 下面 )

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All words in this dictionary (more to come) were taken from the multimedia Chinese learning software Han Trainer Pro.
This Chinese-English dictionary is currently under development.

 
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