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Chinese character 先 ( xiān ) calligraphy
pinyin
xiān
strokes6
meaning
xiān : early / prior / former / in advance / first
dictionary
笔顺
Stroke order
Stroke order of chinese character 先
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Etymology
the top part is a small plant 屮 issuing from the ground 一 indicating progress. The lower part is a picture of marching legs 儿.
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常用词语
Frequently-used words or phrases
首先shǒu xiān first (of all) / in the first place
先锋xiān fēng herald / pioneer
先后xiān hòu (adv.) early or late / priority / in succession / one after another
先进xiān jìn advanced (technology) / to advance
先前xiān qián before / previously
先生xiān sheng sir / mister / teacher / (title of respect)
先天xiān tiān inborn / innate
先行xiān xíng (v.) go in advance o others (adv.) first
先人xiān rén (n.) ancestors
优先yōu xiān priority
祖先zǔ xiān ancestor / forefather

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