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xiǎn de
v. seem, appear, look

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.
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xià yǔ de shí hou, zhè wèi shī rén zǒng shì xiǎn de hěn chóu chàng .
phr. The poet always seems to be dispirited when it rains.
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xià bān hòu tā xiǎn de hěn pí bèi .
phr. He looks very tired after work.
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hǎi yáng zài yè lí xiǎn de hěn shén mì .
phr. The ocean seems very mysterious in the night.
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tā chuān zhè tiáo qún zi xiǎn de tè bié piào liang
phr. She looks very beautiful in this skirt.
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chū jià nà tiān, tā zǐ xì huà le zhuāng, xiǎn de fèn wài piào liang .
phr. On the wedding day, she carefully put on make-up and looked particularly beautiful.
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qiū tiān de mǎ lù zǒng shì xiǎn de gé wài jì mò .
phr. The roads in autumn always appear to be lonely.
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tā de é tóu shàng quán shì zhòu wén, xiǎn de hén lǎo .
phr. His forehead is filled with wrinkles, making him look older.
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tā zuò shì cóng lái bù zháo jí, zǒng shì xiǎn de cóng róng bú pò .
phr. He never feels anxious, and always seems calm and unhurried.
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tā chén shù shì shí shí xiǎn de shí fēn jǐn zhāng,hén yóu kě néng shì zài shuō huǎng .
phr. He was very nervous when stating the facts. It's possible that he was lying.
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gōng sī lǐ de shēng huó xiǎn de hěn chén mèn .
phr. The life in the company felt very boring.
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tā gāng gāng xué xí wǔ shù de shí hou, xiǎn de shí fēn bèn zhuō .
phr. He looked quite awkward when he began learning Kong Fu.
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tā shuō huà de yǔ diào bù bēi bú kàng, xiǎn de hén yǒu fēng dù .
phr. His tone had good manners, neither haughty nor humble.
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bàn lǐ guò fù qīn de sāng shì zhī hòu, tā xiǎn de gèng jiā cāng lǎo le .
phr. He seemed much older after dealing with his father's funeral.
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tā zài mò shēng rén miàn qián xiǎn de hěn jū shù
phr. He looked quite uncomfortable in the presence of strangers.
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tā chuān shàng jūn zhuāng xiǎn de hěn wēi fēng .
phr. He looks majestic in a military uniform.
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zhè gè rén xiǎn de yóu diǎnr lìng lèi
phr. This person looks a little special.
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tā zóng xiǎn de yǒu xiē mù nè
phr. He always appears to be a bit slow-witted.
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zhè zhǒng huā xiǎn de hěn qī yàn
phr. This kind of flowers seems sad but beautiful.
xiǎn de yǒu xiū yǎng
phr. appear to be cultivated
xiǎn de bú tài lǐ mào
phr. to appear a bit impolite
xiǎn de bú nài fán
phr. to appear impatient