cháng always; ever; often

Made up of [ jīn scarf; towel radical 50]

Note

Represents a banner fluttering above a fort, a symbol of constancy
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses jīn component: mào (hat) shì (market) shī (lion)

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 You can't ignore the local conditions

Manchuguo

The capital of Japanese controlled Manchuria (1933-45) was within Jilin. Here Emperor Xuantong (Puyi) was placed on the throne and Changchun renamed 'Xinjiang' (New capital). During the Japanese occupation industrial development was rapid, and the area remains heavily industrialized.
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