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
霍城 Huocheng, Xinjiang
晋城 Jincheng, Shanxi
栾城 Luancheng, Hebei
诸城 Zhucheng, Shandong

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 Cuisine

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Strings of cash

Throughout most of Chinese history a unit of currency was 'the string of cash'. Standard wuzhi coins had a square hole at the center allowing them to be strung together. A standard string would have one thousand of the small bronze coins. Handling these strings was far more convenient than loose coins.
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