zhǒng kind of; breed

Alternative traditional form of character:

Different tone

zhōng (centre) zhōng (clock) zhòng (many) zhòng (heavy)

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stroke order for 种
Stroke order for character 种, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


一龙生九种,种种不同 yī lóng shēng jiǔ zhǒng, zhǒng zhǒng bù tóng Brothers and sisters may not resemble each other
种瓜得瓜种豆得豆 zhòng guā dé guā zhòng dòu dé dòu Live with the consequences of your actions


你要那种颜色 nǐ yào nà zhǒng yán sè What color do you want?

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Chinese proverb


gè hé shang tiāo shuǐ hē, liǎng gè hé shang tái shuǐ hē, sān ge hé shang méi shuǐ hē [yi ge he shang tiao shui he, liang ge he shang tai shui he, san ge he shang mei shui he]
one yet lift water, two yet carry water, three yet not carry water
One monk shoulders water by himself; two can still share the labor between them. When it comes to three, they all go thirsty.
Sometimes work is best done alone, a group may just spend the time discussing without doing anything
Too many cooks spoil the broth
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