The Chinese word 西 means “west” in English. It is commonly used to refer to the western direction, as well as to describe things that are located in the west. For example, when giving directions, one might say “往西走”, which means “go west”. Additionally, the word 西 is often used in the names of places, such as “西安”, which means “peaceful west” and is the name of a city in China.
|我们住在西边的小镇||wǒmen zhù zài xī biān de xiǎo zhèn||We live in a small town on the west side|
|西方文化和东方文化有很大的不同||xīfāng wénhuà hé dōngfāng wénhuà yǒu hěn dà de bùtóng||Western culture and Eastern culture are very different|
|他们的公司在西班牙||tāmen de gōngsī zài xībānyá||Their company is in Spain|
|今天的天气很晴朗，太阳在西边落山||jīntiān de tiānqì hěn qínglǎng, tàiyáng zài xī biān luòshān||Today’s weather is very clear, the sun is setting in the west|
|我喜欢吃西餐，比如意大利面和比萨饼||wǒ xǐhuān chī xī cān, bǐrú yìdàlì miàn hé bǐsà bǐng||I like to eat Western food, such as pasta and pizza|
|他的家乡在中国的西北部||tā de jiāxiāng zài zhōngguó de xīběibù||His hometown is in the northwest of China|
|我们要往西走才能到达目的地||wǒmen yào wǎng xī zǒu cái néng dàodá mùdì dì||We have to go west to reach our destination|