chóng insect; worm

Note

Old pictogram of a coiled worm
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 142 used in: suī (although)

< Previous radical 141 Next radical 144 xíng >

Sounds same

chóng (duplicate)

< Previous chóng Next chóu >

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

Proverbs

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

Also

萤火虫 yíng huǒ chóng glow worm

Elephant Game

Chinese 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' means 'think' which is appropriate for such a cerebral game.
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