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    xíng     to do / to act

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Grammar: Verb
Notes: In this sense, 行 is a bound form in modern Chinese. For example, 实行 'to implement' in modern Chinese (NCCED '行' xíng 7; ABC 'xíng' BF 4). In this sense, 行 is a stand-alone verb in literary Chinese (Kroll '行' xíng 2). For example, 季文子三思而後行。 'Ji Wen thought thrice, and then acted.' (Lunyu 5:20; Legge 1861)
Synonyms: 行业 行为
Topic: Classical Chinese

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