xīng prosper; prevail

Made up of [ eight; 8 radical 12]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 6 strokes.
Traditional form shows elements 'to raise' and 'together' giving idea of celebration
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gòng (common) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) (his) shāng (commerce) (four) xué (cave)

Sounds same

xīng (star)

Different tone

xíng (permitted) xìng (surname) xìng (fortunate)

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泰兴 Taixing, Jiangsu
绍兴 Shaoxing, Zhejiang
嘉兴 Jiaxing, Zhejiang


望洋兴叹 wàng yáng xīng tàn To feel inadequate to perform a great task. Feel misgivings before a big endeavor. The story is of the river god of the Huanghe (Yellow River) caused a great flood that made the river a mile wide but when he met the sea he was overcome with his relative inadequacy.
多难兴邦 duō nàn xīng bāng A calamity that may prompt a resurgence. An encouragement to continue striving in the hope that things will improve.


gāo xīng Happy