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xiā
adv. foolishly, vainly, groundlessly
Other meanings
[xiā]   v. be blind; (of a bomb) fail to explode; (of plants) fail to produce fruits; (dialect) waste; become tangled
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Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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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bié xìn tā de huà , tā zài xiā chě .
phr. Don't believe him, he is just talking rubbish.
xiā huā qián
phr. spend money foolishly, be reckless of expenditure
xiā shuō
v. talk rubbish, assert something without a proper understanding or basis in fact
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zhè shì yí gè zhí dé nǐ dào tiē qián quàn tā bié zài xiā xiě de zuò jiā
phr. This is a writer that you would rather pay him in order to dissuade him from scribbling.
xiā jiě shì
phr. to explain without ground, to explain irresponsibly
xiā máng
v. bustle without plan or purpose
xiā xiǎng
phr. to make blind and disorderly conjectures, to think groundlessly