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

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

Proverbs

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

Also

zhōng bell
Wed 13th Dec 2017

Southern water replenishes Beijing

We included a news item in July about the ambitious water management projects in China. A new article on the Shanghai Daily web site details just how impressive it all is. It is the world's largest water diversion project projected to cost $76 billion dollars. The first phase is complete and generating great benefit to Beijing. About 3 trillion gallons have been rerouted and the water all the way from the Yangzi is now supplying 70% of Beijing's water. All this is great news in the parched north but there are concerns that the diversion may adversely affect the lower Yangzi delta region's delicate ecosystem.


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