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

Earliest printed book

One of the most important inventions that China can lay claim to is printing. The oldest printed book is the Diamond Sutra, printed in 868CE and now held at the British Library, London. It is a large book of Buddhist scripture. It was produced from hand produced wooden blocks that were inked to produce copies on paper.
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Superpower China

There is worldwide speculation on where the future will take China. For thousands of years China was by any measure the top nation on Earth, and so it seems natural that after 150 years of turmoil China will become the leading country again. In this page we speculate on what this might mean to China and the rest of the world.
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