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The Chinese word xin - 信 - xìn
(to believe in Chinese)

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English translations

to believe, to trust, letter, proof, message,

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 信 ( xìn ) 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.
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Chinese characters  ( xin / xìn ) with pronunciation (English translation: to believe )
The traditional Chinese characters of xìn are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 信 ( xin / xìn ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
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).

Ta ba xin cang zai chouti li.
Tā bă xìn cáng zài chōuti lĭ.
 – English translation: He hides the letter in a drawer.

Character complexity
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is composed of 9 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

a man...  |  ...and his words
信 ( xin / xìn ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 180)
Chinese example words containing the character 信 ( xin / xìn )
短信 ( duănxìn = short message ), 明信片 ( míngxìnpiàn = postcard ), 迷信 ( míxìn = superstition ), 平信 ( píngxìn = ordinary mail ), 通信 ( tōngxìn = communication ), 无信号 ( wúxìnhào = no signal ), 信封 ( xìnfēng = envelope ), 信号 ( xìnhào = signal ), 信任 ( xìnrèn = to trust ), 信心 ( xìnxīn = faith ), 信箱 ( xìnxiāng = letterbox ), 信用卡 ( xìnyòngkă = credit card ), 相信 ( xiāngxìn = to believe ), 中国电信 ( zhōngguódiànxìn = China Telecom )
Other characters that are pronounced xìn in Chinese
More words that mean to believe in Chinese
xiāngxìn ( 相信 )
More words that mean to trust in Chinese
kào ( 靠 ), xìnrèn ( 信任 )

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