cháng long; length


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally from a pictograph of a man with long hair and walking stick
Number of strokes: 4

Radical

Index 168 used in: used in: zhāng ('of')

< Previous radical 167 jīn Next radical 169 mén >

Sounds same

cháng (always)

Different tone

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

< Previous chāng Next cháng >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 长
Stroke order for character 长, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

长沙 Changsha, Hunan
长春 Changchun, Jilin
长治 Changzhi, Shanxi

Proverbs

不怕路长只怕志短 bú pà lù cháng zhǐ pà zhì duǎn Do not be afraid of a long road to success only be afraid of a shortage of ambition
吃一堑,长一智 chī yī qiàn, cháng yí zhì Gain wisdom from experience of set backs
来日方长 lái rì fāng cháng There is adequate time to achieve your desires
取长补短 qǔ cháng bǔ duǎn Take notice of other people's admirable qualities
揠苗助长 yà miáo zhù zhǎng Be patient and let nature run its course
夜长梦多 yè cháng mèng duō When in hard times it is foolish to merely dream of better things

Also

盘长 pán cháng endless knot

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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