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


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

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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

做亏,
Méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén [mei zuo kui xin shi, bu pa gui jiao men]
haven't made damage heart affair, no fear devil call gate
Clear conscience does not fear a knock at midnight
If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution
As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it
Chinese numbers

Chinese numbers

Language

Learning the numbers in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?
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