zhòng heavy; serious; to attach importance to

Note

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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Pronunciation

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Provinces

重庆 Chongqing

Cities

重庆 Chongqing City, Chongqing

Proverbs

福无重至,祸不单行 fú wú chóng zhì, huò bú dān xíng Bad fortune is more frequent than good

Also

重阳节 Zhòngyángjié Double Ninth Festival

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