cháng always; ever; often

Made up of [ jīn scarf; towel radical 50]


Represents a banner fluttering above a fort, a symbol of constancy

Related characters

Using jīn : shì (market) mào (hat)

Sounds same

cháng (long)

Different tone

chāng (prosperous) chǎng (cliff) chàng (to sing) chàng (to initiate)

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常德 Changde, Hunan
常州 Changzhou, Jiangsu
常熟 Changshu, Jiangsu


常将有日思无日,莫将无时想有时 cháng jiāng yǒu rì sī wú rì, mò jiāng wú shí xiǎng yǒu shí When rich, you have time to dream, but do not dream of riches when you are poor
常在河边走,哪能不湿鞋 cháng zài hé biān zǒu, nǎ néng bù shī xié People can't avoid the influence of the local environment
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