tóng boy servant

Made up of [ stand; rise radical 117, inside; chinese mile; village radical 166]

Note

Originally a picture of a needle going through a slave's eye to blind them - and force servitude. Later form has ideas of 'standing' and 'inside' giving concept of a boy awaiting orders in a house
Number of strokes 12

Related characters


Using : wèi (position) qīn (parent) zhàn (station) yīn (sound)
Using : lǐ (texture)

Sounds same

tóng (same)

Different tone

tōng (open)

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Tiān xià wū yā bān hēi [tian xia wu ya yi ban hei]
world black crow one kind black
Crows everywhere are all black
Bad people are all the same. You find bad people everywhere

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