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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

适履
Xuē zú shì lǚ [xue zu shi lu]
trim foot fit shoe
Reshape feet to fit new shoes
Take the wrong decision. Apply an inappropriate solution.

First Historian

Rivalling the accomplishments of the great Roman historians is the Chinese historian Sima Qian [135-86BCE]. Unlike so many early scholars he was very careful to back up his facts. Where he found conflicting reports of a historical event he included all the versions so that the reader could make their own judgment. He wrote not only on Chinese history but also about music; astronomy and traditions.
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