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xiān
n. celestial being; god, divinity; master
    person, man
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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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bā xiān guò hǎi -- gè xiǎn shén tōng
phr. Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea--Each shows his speciality
shén xiān
n. supernatural being, celestial being
xiān rén
n. Taoist immortal, celestial being
shī xiān
n. poet whose works have an ethereal style that's of a celestial being; immortal poet
bā xiān guò hǎi
idiom. the Eight Immortals cross the sea-- each demonstrating their special skills
chéng xiān
phr. to become immortal