yòng to use; to employ; to have to

Note

An old 'abstract' character of uncertain origin
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 101 used in: pù (store)

< Previous radical 99 gān Next radical 102 tián >

Different tone

yǒng (perpetual)

< Previous yǒng Next yóu >

Proverbs

古为今用 gǔ wéi jīn yòng Learning from history. Applying past history to the current situation

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Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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