Component 向 a North facing window

Component 向 a North facing window

向, a pictographic character of a North facing window, serves as semantic component to form characters. The characters formed by the phonetic component 向 share vowels iang and ang.


In modern Chinese 向 means:

1.to guide; to direct; to lead
2.to lean toward; to be inclined toward
3 the direction
4.to face; to turn towards
5.all along; hitherto

Characters formed by the phonetic component 向

响 饷/餉 晑 xiǎng

晌 垧 扄 shǎng

珦 姠 嚮 xiàng

恦 shàng

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