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Meaning of 乘

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Total strokes: 10; Radical: 丿
Ideographic: Two feet climbing a beanstalk
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    • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
    • [ běi ] north; northern; northward
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  • Pinyin: chéng

    English Definition: to ride; to mount; to make use of; to avail oneself of; to take advantage of; to multiply (math.); Buddhist sect or creed
    Chinese Definition:
    ①骑,坐:乘马。乘车。乘客。乘警。
    ②趁着,就着:乘便。乘机(趁着机会)。乘势。乘兴。因利乘便。
    ③算术中指一个数使另一个数变成若干倍:乘法。乘幂。乘数。
    ④佛教的教派或教法:大乘。小乘。上乘。下乘。
    ⑤姓氏。

    Example Words:
    乘客 chéng passenger
    乘坐 chéng zuò to ride (in a vehicle)
    乘车 chéng chē to ride (in a car or carriage); to drive; to motor
    乘机 chéng to take the opportunity; to take a plane
    乘势 chéng shì to seize the opportunity; to strike while the iron is hot
    More: 乘* | *乘 | *乘*
  • Pinyin: shèng

    English Definition: four horse military chariot (archaic); four (archaic); generic term for history books
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古代称兵车,四马一车为一乘:乘舆。千乘之国。
    ②古代称四为乘:乘矢。乘壶。“以乘韦先牛十二犒师”。
    ③中国春秋时晋国的史书称“乘”,后通称一般的史书:史乘。野乘。

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