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 turn something of little 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 skills
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
Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián 'money, coin' and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.

mǔ mother

Origin

Picture of a body bearing two breasts
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