chéng city walls; city; town

Made up of [ earth; soil radical 32, chéng to succeed; to finish; to complete ]

Note

Consists of the radical for earth combined with 'cheng' as phonetic for accomplish, complete which also suggests meaning
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using : zuò (seat) qù (go) lǐ (inside) zuò (sit) dì (earth) shèng (holy) zhì (to arrive) hēi (black) kuài (piece) zài (exist) guī (jade tablet) guī (jade tablet)

Sounds same

chéng (to succeed)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

盐城 Yancheng, Jiangsu
邹城 Zoucheng, Shandong
聊城 Liaocheng, Shandong
肥城 Feicheng, Shandong
运城 Yuncheng, Shanxi

Proverbs

城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all

Chinese elements

While the greeks had four elements (air, water, fire and earth) the Chinese had five (wood, metal, fire, earth and water) these should not be considered the same as chemical constituents, they are like phases of matter. So 'life' essence is wood, 'liquid' essence is water, 'gas' essence is fire. The Chinese built up a very complex system of interrelation between these elements trying to explain all phenomena as a blend of five basic properties. It came to dominate Chinese science and governed affairs at court. For example the correct time of year for executions was autumn because autumn is associated with death.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

忘筌
wàng quán [de yu wang quan]
catch fish forget trap
After catching a fish forget the trap
Ungrateful behavior, ignoring what made it possible
Don't bite the hand that feeds you
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