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HSK 1 - Easy
13 strokes
Traditional (switch to Simplified)



  1. to think
    Mom, what are you thinking about?
  2. to wish (to)
  3. to miss (someone)
  4. to want
    I'd like to go to Beijing on Saturday.
  5. would like (to)

When to use 想 to say "to want" in English

For more information on how to use 想 in Chinese to express "to want" in English, check out this grammar lesson on the difference between 想 and 要 to express your desires and needs

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