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Character mind map: 心 heart

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ID: 4198 Elementary
In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about the character 心. You may know its original meaning which is heart, but it's so much more than that! When combined with different words, the character 心 can mean the center, emotion or feelings. Let's check them out!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
zhōng within; among; in
购物 gòuwù shopping
shì city
运动 yùndòng to move; to exercise; sports
xīn
physical heart
心脏
xīn zàng
heart
心跳
xīn tiào
heartbeat
你的心跳好快。
nǐ de xīntiào hǎo kuài 。
Your heartbeat is very fast.
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