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prep./adv. against, towards, to; until now, all along
Other meanings
[xiàng]   v. to face, to turn towards; to have an unfair preference for
[xiàng]   char. preference, tendency, inclination
    mouth (for )
丿    slash (for )
'向' is part of the following simplified words:
 响 垧 晌 饷
'向' is part of the following traditional words:
 垧 晌 餉
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.
tā xiàng wǒ qiú hūn le !
phr. He proposed to me!
qǐng dài wǒ xiàng nǐ fù mǔ wèn hǎo .
phr. Please send my regards to your parents.
xiàng lái
adv. always, all along, as a rule
zǒu lù de shí hou bú yào xiàng shàng kàn
phr. Don't look upward when walking.