Meaning and pronunciation of 想

Simplified/traditional character



  • to think
  • to believe
  • to suppose
  • to wish
  • to want
  • to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or sth)

HSK levels


  • (mù): tree
  • (mù): eye
  • (xīn): heart
  • (xiāng): each other; one another; mutually;

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to enjoy; to benefit; to have the use of;
  • : echo; sound; noise; to make a sound; to sound; to ring; loud; classifier for noises;

Sentences examples with 想

  • 我想打电话。
    Wǒ xiǎng dǎdiànhuà.
  • 他想来吗?
    Tā xiǎng lái ma?
  • 我想休息几分钟。
    Wǒ xiǎng xiūxí jǐ fēnzhōng.
  • 我想喝水。
    Wǒ xiǎng hē shuǐ.
  • 你想不想吃个苹果?
    Nǐ xiǎng bùxiǎng chī gè píngguǒ?

Words containing 想, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (xiǎng): to think; to believe; to suppose; to wish; to want; to miss

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list