zhōng centre; middle

Made up of [ gǔn line radical 2]

Note

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

Related characters


Using gǔn : fū (husband) shū (book) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) huà (to draw) zhí (straight) jiù (old) pù (store)

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 far away

Phrases

中国 zhōng guó China
中午 zhōng wǔ lunchtime

Also

中秋节 Zhōngqiūjié Mid Autumn Festival
China sage book January 2015. Chinasage is now available in convenient eBook format. Click here for details.
Tue 3rd Jan

Firecracker ban

When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.


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