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heart, intention, mind, center, core, feeling, emotion
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 心 ( xīn ) 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 xīn are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 心 ( xin / xīn ) ⓘ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).
Ni shang le ta de xin.
Nĭ shāng le tā de xīn. – English translation: You broke her heart.
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Usage as a radical
心 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called xīnzìdĭ.
心 is composed of 4 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
soul | mood
心 ( xin / xīn ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 53)
Chinese example words containing the character 心 ( xin / xīn )
爱心 ( àixīn = to love ),背心 ( bèixīn = vest ),粗心 ( cūxīn = careless ),当心 ( dāngxīn = to be careful ),担心 ( dānxīn = to worry ),点心 ( diănxīn = snack ),放心 ( fàng xīn = to be at ease ),关心 ( guānxīn = to care for ),决心 ( juéxīn = determination ),耐心 ( nàixīn = patient ),热心 ( rèxīn = warm-hearted ),伤心 ( shāngxīn = sad ),心理学 ( xīnlĭxué = psychology ),心情 ( xīnqíng = mood ),心脏 ( xīnzàng = heart ),信心 ( xìnxīn = faith ),小心 ( xiăoxīn = careful ),中心 ( zhōngxīn = centre )
Other characters that are pronounced xīn in Chinese