zhōng centre; middle

Made up of [ gǔn line radical 2, wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31]
Used as component in : zhōng

Note

Represents shooting an arrow to the center of a target
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses gǔn component: fū (husband) jiù (old) pù (store) shū (book) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) zhí (straight)
Also uses wéi component: gù (hard) guó (country) huí (to circle) miàn (face) sì (four) yuán (park)

Sounds same

zhōng (clock)

Different tone

zhǒng (kind of) zhòng (many) zhòng (heavy)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 中
Stroke order for character 中, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

中山 Zhongshan, Guangdong

People

孙中山 Sun Yatsen

Proverbs

月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family from far away

Phrases

中国 zhōng guó China
zhōng wǔ Lunchtime

Also

中秋节 Zhōngqiūjié Mid Autumn Festival

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