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v. to wash; to develop (photos); to erase (a tape recording, etc.); to shuffle (cards)
Other meanings
[xǐ]   char. clear (from a charge of guilt); kill everyone, devastate; eliminate, clear away; (lit.) washing utensil
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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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xǐ yī fu
phr. wash clothes
xí zǎo
sep-v. take a shower, bath
xǐ tóu
phr. wash one's hair
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tā yì biān xǐ yī fu yì biān tīng yīn yuè .
phr. He listened to the music as he washed his clothes
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tā měi zhōu dōu xǐ chē .
phr. he washes his car every week.
xǐ chē
phr. wash the car
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tā bǎ cān jù xǐ gān jìng le .
phr. She washed all the dishes clean.
xǐ pái
phr. shuffle (cards)
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zhào piàn dōu xǐ chū lái le, dǐ piàn méi yǒu yòng le .
phr. All the pictures have been developed, and the negatives are of no more use.
xí liǎn
v. wash one's face
gān xǐ
v. to dry clean
xí shǒu
v. wash hands
xí wǎn
v. wash dishes
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nǐ yào huā shí jiān zì jí xǐ cài, qiē cài hé zhǔ cài
phr. You need to spend time cleaning, cutting and cooking food.
xǐ xiàng piàn
phr. develop the film
xí shuí guǒ
phr. to wash fruits