zhōng centre; middle

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


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


中山 Zhongshan, Guangdong


孙中山 Sun Yatsen


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


中国 zhōng guó China
zhōng wǔ Lunchtime


中秋节 Zhōngqiūjié Mid Autumn Festival

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