Meaning of 中

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: A line 丨 through the center of a box 口
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • number one; line
Antonyms: 西
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  • Pinyin: zhōng

    English Definition: within; among; in; middle; center; while (doing sth); during; (dialect) OK; all right
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    中央 [ zhōng yāng ]: central; middle; center; central authorities (of a state)
    中断 [ zhōng duàn ]: to cut short; to break off; to discontinue; to interrupt
    中立 [ zhōng ]: neutral
    中心 [ zhōng xīn ]: center; heart; core; Classifiers:
    集中 [ zhōng ]: to concentrate; to centralize; to focus; centralized; concentrated; to put together
  • Pinyin: zhòng

    English Definition: to hit (the mark); to be hit by; to suffer; to win (a prize, a lottery)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    中的 [ zhòng ]: to hit the target; to hit the nail on the head
    中毒 [ zhòng ]: to be poisoned; poisoning
    高中 [ gāo zhòng ]: to pass brilliantly (used in congratulatory fashion)
    看中 [ kàn zhòng ]: to have a preference for; to fancy; to choose after consideration; to settle on
    击中 [ zhòng ]: to hit (a target etc); to strike
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