zhōng clock; bell

Made up of [ jīn metal radical 167, zhōng centre; middle ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 9 strokes.
The metal radical suggests made of metal (for bells that gave time) and 'zhong' is the sound of a bell and the phonetic
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters


Also uses jīn component: guō (pot) pù (store) qián (money) tiě (arms) xī (to bestow) yín (silver) zuān (to drill)

Sounds same

zhōng (centre) zhōng (end)

Different tone

zhǒng (kind of) zhòng (many) zhòng (heavy)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

一见钟情 yī jiàn zhōng qíng To fall in love at first sight

Also

zhōng bell