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

Related characters

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

Different tone

cóng (from)

< Previous Next cóng >