虫 chóng insect; worm
NoteOld pictogram of a coiled worm
Number of strokes 6
Index 142 used in: 虽 suī (although)
Sounds same重 chóng (duplicate)
Stroke order for character 虫, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
夏虫疑冰 xià chóng yí bīng
An ignorant person doesn't understand the whole truth
百足之虫死而不僵 bǎi zú zhī chóng sǐ ér bù jiāng
An evil is not easily disposed of; old institutions take a long time to renew
yíng huǒ chóng glow worm
Elephant GameChinese chess
is called 象棋
literally 'elephant game'. One of the pieces in the game is an elephant, it is a defensive piece that can only move two places at a time and only on the home side of the board. As well as meaning 'elephant', 'xiang' can also mean shape or image and it may be that the game is to do with the 'shapes' or constellations in the sky. Another 'Xiang' 想
means 'think' which is appropriate for such a cerebral game. Read More
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