cóng from; via; passing through

Made up of [ rén person radical 9]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Original form had two people walking and stopping but has been simplified to two men walking 'from' somewhere
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using rén : zuò (seat) chá (tea) jīn (modern) zuò (sit) yǐ (to use) zhòng (many) jiǔ (long time) lìng (to order) shí (eat) shè (residence) huì (can) hé (why)

Different tone

cōng (quick at hearing)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

祸从口出 huò cóng kǒu chū Be careful what you say
力不从心 lì bù cóng xīn Lacking in motivation to achieve aims

Cathay

A strange name you sometimes see for China is 'Cathay'. This needs a little explaining, it is not self evident just like the name 'China' itself. The name Cathay is mainly used in Russia and Central Asia. This is because the name is derived from the northern Chinese tribe of Khitan or Qidan. The Qidan people formed the Northern Jin dynasty just before the Mongol dynasty. It may have been the Mongol conquest that promulgated the name ‘Cathay’.
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