gèng more; even more; further

Made up of [ yuē to speak; to say radical 73]

Note

The character is listed under the 'tongue' radical but that element is lost in the modern form
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using yuē : hé (why)

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Pronunciation

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Measuring up

China had its own system of weights and measures that were scaled in units of ten long before the French adopted the metric system in the late eighteenth century. When the Republic of China was declared in 1912 the Chinese authorities aligned the traditional Chinese measures to the Metric system. The traditional measure of distance the 'li' is now defined as 500meters (which is 547 yards).
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