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The Chinese word xihuan - 喜欢 - xĭhuan
(to like in Chinese)

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English translations

to like, joyful,
to be fond of, to prefer, to care for

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( xihuan / xĭhuan ) with pronunciation (English translation: to like )

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喜欢 ( xihuan / xĭhuan ) is composed of these characters: (xi) , (huan)
喜欢 ( xihuan / xĭhuan ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 喜欢 ( xihuan / xĭhuan ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo xihuan qiaokeli.
Wŏ xĭhuān qiăokèlì.
 – English translation: I like chocolate.

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Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to be happy  |  cheerful
喜欢 ( xihuan / xĭhuan ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 236)
More words that mean to like in Chinese
( 喜 )
More words that mean joyful in Chinese
huān ( 欢 )

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