zhòng many; numerous; crowd

Made up of [ rén person radical 9]


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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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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