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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

善终
Bú shàn shǐ zhě bù shàn zhōng [bu shan shi zhe bu shan zhong]
not good beginning not good end
A bad beginning leads to a bad ending
Need to plan everything from the beginning
Don't put the cart before the horse
Year of the ...

Year of the ...

Culture

Most people are familiar with the twelve years and their animals. Chinese astrology places emphasis on the year of birth rather than the month of birth and so all people born in a particular year share some characteristics. Even to this day couples have delayed the birth of a child so it would fall in a 'lucky' year.
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