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


Using jīn : qián (money) zuān (to drill) pù (store)

Sounds same

zhōng (centre)

Different tone

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

< Previous zhōng Next zhǒng >

Pronunciation

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Proverbs

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

Also

zhōng bell

The ancient Shu kingdom

We often think of China as a single unified nation but through its long history different regions have expressed their own unique identity within China. One of these is the Shu Kingdom that now covers Sichuan and Chongqing provinces. As the area is protected on three sides by high mountains it has always seen itself as a somewhat separate entity. After the Han dynasty China broke up into several kingdoms, it was the Shu kingdom that held on to many Han traditions.
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