chéng to succeed; to finish; to complete

Note

Shows a halberd (ancient weapon)
Number of strokes 6

Sounds same

chéng (city walls)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

成都 Chengdu, Sichuan

Proverbs

点石成金 diǎn shí chéng jīn To work something of no worth into something of value
独木不成林,单弦不成音 dú mù bù chéng lín, dān xián bù chéng yīn Many things require people to work together to achieve an end
高不成低不就 gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù Exaggerating one's self importance to the point of stubbornness
集腋成裘 jí yè chéng qiú Make do with what you have
马到成功 mǎ daò chéng gōng Gain immediate victory
木已成舟 mù yǐ chéng zhōu Too late to change anything
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One of China's great accomplishments that is genuinely awe-inspiring is the Great Wall. On our page describing the wall we debunk some of the many myths surrounding its construction. For centuries the wall has stood unused and so large sections have fallen into disrepair. The sections to the north of Beijing are the most visited and here the Great Wall snakes its way up and over mountains.
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