zhòng heavy; serious; to attach importance to


A picture of a weighing machine
Number of strokes 9

Sounds same

zhòng (many)

Different tone

zhōng (centre) zhōng (clock) zhǒng (kind of)
Alternative pronunciation : chóng

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