cōng quick at hearing; wise; clever

Made up of [ ěr ear radical 128, xīn heart radical 61]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 15 strokes.
The idea of clerness can be thought as coming from being quick after hearing, hence the 'ear' radical

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Also uses ěr component: qǔ (to take) wén (to hear)
Also uses xīn component: bì (certainly) dé (virtue) dìng (how) è (evil) niàn (to read) nín (you (polite)) sī (to think) wàng (to forget) xiǎng (to think) yì (idea) yuàn (to hope) zhì (aspiration)

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