yòng to use; to employ; to have to


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


Index 101 used in: pù (store)

< Previous radical 99 gān Next radical 102 tián >

Different tone

yǒng (perpetual)

< Previous yǒng Next yóu >


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


Shān yù lái fēng mǎn lóu [shan yu yu lai feng man lou]
mountain rain intend arrive wind tower
The wind sweeping through the tower heralds a rising storm in the mountain.
A premonition of something significant about to happen
Forewarned is forearmed
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