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ㄒㄧㄢ

xiān

fresh

鲜 is a 14 stroke, simplified Chinese character and is pronounced as xiān in the first tone, however it can also be pronounced as xiǎn.

In traditional Chinese the characters , , or may be used instead.

It is made up of the components (fish) and (sheep).

  • ㄒㄧㄢ

    xiān

    fresh

    • ˊ

      fish

    • ㄧㄤ ˊ

      yáng

      sheep

8 stories have been written about this character — see all
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sheepfish are good eats
by dcloobeck

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the sheep loved fresh fish
by MLCVcelinay

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A man wanted fresh food. Unfortunately the sheep and fish wasn't fresh, he screamed to the heavens in anger and disappointment.
by MLCVOliviaA

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Fish and sheep taste better fresh
by dosemobor915

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Fish baguettes taste better with fresh sheep
by MLCVsayumip

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Pronunciation

We found 2 pronunciations for 鲜

xiǎn
xiān

Definitions for 鲜 pronounced as xiǎn

  • old variant of 鮮|鲜[xian3]
  • variant of 鮮|鲜[xian3]
  • variant of 尟|鲜[xian3]
  • few
  • rare

Definitions for 鲜 pronounced as xiān

  • fresh
  • bright (in color)
  • delicious
  • tasty
  • delicacy
  • aquatic foods
  • fish
  • old variant of 鮮|鲜[xian1]

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