tǎng to recline; to lie down

Made up of [ shēn body; life; oneself radical 158, shàng still; yet; to value ]


The body radical gives meaning, while 'shang' is rough phonetic as well as giving idea of lying still
Number of strokes 15

Related characters

Using shēn : shè (to shoot)
Using shàng : tàng (collective for trips) zhǎng (palm of the hand) shǎng (to hand down)

Different tone

táng (Tang) táng (sugar) tàng (collective for trips)

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