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xiāng huǒ
n. joss sticks and candles (burning at a temple); burning insence or joss sticks: incense attendant (in a temple); continuance of a family line; sworn affinity;

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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yòng xiāng huó diǎn bào zhú
phr. to light a fire cracker with a burning incense
xiāng huǒ zhī qíng
nphr. sworn or pledged affinity
xiāng huǒ xiōng dì
nphr. sworn brothers
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tā méi yǒu ér zi, wáng jiā qǐ bú shì yào duàn le xiāng huǒ ?
phr. He doesn't have a son, (then) isn't the line of the Wang family going to end? (rhetorical question)
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miào lǐ xiāng huó hěn shèng .
phr. In the temple, many joss sticks and candles are lit up (meaning that many people come to the temple, light up joss sticks and pray).