cháng always; ever; often

Made up of [ jīn scarf; towel radical 50]

Note

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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Pronunciation

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Cities

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

Proverbs

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
I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

Culture

In ancient China the Emperor would do very little without consulting the Yi Jing (I Ching). The Imperial court had experts to interpret the answers given by this method of Divination. Because it produces a set for 'now' and also a 'change' it is called the Book of Changes and contains explanations of the transformation.
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