zhōng clock; bell

Made up of [ jīn metal radical 167, zhōng centre; middle ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The metal radical suggests made of metal (for bells that gave time) and 'zhong' is the sound of a bell and the phonetic
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses jīn component: guō (pot) pù (store) qián (money) tiě (arms) yín (silver) zuān (to drill)

Sounds same

zhōng (centre)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

一见钟情 yī jiàn zhōng qíng To fall in love at first sight

Also

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