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 Falling short of ambition
The Chinese Stars

The Chinese Stars

Culture

The Chinese system of astronomical observation is as ancient and distinctly different that as that developed in Europe and the Middle East. More emphasis was put on the moon than the sun and stars were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Hǎi nà bǎi chuān [hai na bai chuan]
sea admit hundred rivers
All rivers run to the sea
We all shared a common destiny
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