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hǎo xiàng
v./adv. it seems, look like; seemingly, as if

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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wó hǎo xiàng bìng le, nǐ bāng wǒ dào bēi shuǐ, hǎo ma ?
phr. I'm not feeling well, can you help me pour a cup of water, OK?
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ní hǎo xiàng hěn lèi, jì xù shuì ba .
phr. You seem to be very tired, just go on sleeping.
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jīng cháng kāi kǎ chē de rén hǎo xiàng jiàn kāng bú tài hǎo
phr. It seems that people who often drive trucks do not have good health.
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tā yí jìn mén jiù dīng zhe nà fú huà, hǎo xiàng fā xiàn le shén me .
phr. He fastened his eyes on that picture when he entered. It seemed that he had picked up a clue.
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wǒ de gē bo hǎo xiàng niǔ le .
phr. My arm seems to be sprained.
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tā hǎo xiàng hé mǒu ge yǎn yuán guān xi hěn mì qiè .
phr. He seemed to have a very close relationship with an actor.
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wó mǎi de cài hǎo xiàng fèn liàng bù zú .
phr. The vegetables I bought seem to be of short weight.
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tā zǒng shì fù hè láo bǎn de yì jiàn, hǎo xiàng méi nǎo zi shì de .
phr. It seemed that he had no brain, as he always echoed what his boss said.
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qīng nián rén zhāo qì péng bó, hǎo xiàng zǎo chén bā jiú diǎn zhōng de tài yáng .
phr. Young people are full of vigor and vitality, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning.
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tā hǎo xiàng yǒu xīn shì, cóng yí jìn lai jiù méi shuō guò huà
phr. He seems to have something on his mind because he hasn't spoken a word since he came in.
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zài zhè zhǒng qíng kuàng xià, tā jiù hǎo xiàng zǔ shàng zhī ròu yì bān
phr. In this case, he is just like a piece of meat on a chopping block.
hǎo xiàng dà dà xiáo xiǎo de chuán
phr. look like boats of all sizes
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hǎo xiàng ... de yàng zi
phr. to seemingly have the appearance/manner/tendency of..., as if ...
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dà shù hǎo xiàng yì bá sǎn
phr. The big tree is like an umbrella.
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dà shù hǎo xiàng yì bǎ dà sǎn
phr. The big tree looks like a big umbrella.
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shí nián bú jiàn, tā hǎo xiàng méi shén me biàn huà .
phr. It's been ten years that we haven't seen each other. He doesn't seem to have changed a lot.
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tiān yīn le, hǎo xiàng yào xià yǔ le .
phr. The sky is overcast. It seems that it's going to rain.
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wǒ men zhī jiān hǎo xiàng yǒu wù huì .
phr. There seems to be some misunderstanding between us.
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hǎo xiàng yóu hěn duō zhé kòu shāng pǐn .
phr. There seem to be a lot of products on sale.
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ér qié měi yì zhǒng dōng xi dōu hǎo xiàng hěn pián yi .
phr. And all the products seem to be quite cheap.
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měi yí zhǒng dōng xi dōu hǎo xiàng tǐng pián yì .
phr. All the things seem inexpensive.; Every single thing seems quite inexpensive.
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ní zěn me hǎo xiàng xīn shì chóng chóng ?
phr. Why do you seem laden with anxiety ?
hǎo xiàng bú tài yú kuài
phr. seem to be unhappy or unpleasant