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char. start; (lit.) rise
Other meanings
[xìng]   char. excitement, interest
[xīng]   v./adv. become popular; (dialect) permit; (dialect) maybe
    eight (for )
    mortar (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
xīng bàn
v. initiate, set up
sù xīng yè mèi
idiom. rise early and retire late -- be hardworking or industrious