xīn xuè
n. painstaking care, painstaking effort
Other meanings
[xīn xuè]   n. (TCM) heart blood
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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.
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zhè jiàn zuò pǐn huā fèi le tā bàn bèi zi de xīn xuè .
phr. This piece of work cost half of his life.
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biān zuǎn yí bù hǎo cí diǎn yào huā duō nián xīn xuè .
phr. It takes years of hard work to compile a good dictionary.