zhòng many; numerous; crowd

Made up of [ rén person radical 9]

Note

One person above and two people beneath gives the concept of a 'crowd', originally the seal form had an eye above three people

Related characters


Using rén : zuò (seat) chá (tea) jīn (modern) zuò (sit) cóng (from) yǐ (to use) jiǔ (long time) lìng (to order) shí (eat) shè (residence) huì (can) hé (why)

Sounds same

zhòng (heavy)

Different tone

zhōng (centre) zhōng (clock) zhǒng (kind of)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

众口难调 zhòng kǒu nán tiáo You can't please everyone all the time. Everyone has different tastes
众人拾柴火焰高 zhòng rén shí chái huǒyàn gāo People need to pull together to achieve something significant
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All about the customs and traditions that you should know before traveling to China. A respect for age old traditions will impress your hosts who will appreciate your efforts to embrace the culture. Learning about 'face', 'guanxi' and general etiquette will make everyone feel more relaxed.
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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