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 You can't ignore the local conditions
Imperial Examinations

Imperial Examinations

Culture

One of China's most important exports was the respect for scholarship and learning. China was the first nation to appoint on basis of academic merit. Strict Imperial examinations were set up two thousand years ago and were the passport to a quieter life with a steady income.

Desert

China is usually thought of warm and humid but the country has some of the hottest and driest deserts in the world. The Taklimakan desert is a large desert in Xinjiang province, which is still a difficult desert to cross. Its Arabic name means something like 'abandoned place'.
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