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)

< Previous cōng Next cùn >

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 Falling short of ambition
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