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Meaning of 从

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(Trad.: 從)

Total strokes: 4; Radical: ; Structure: 人 + *
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  • Pinyin: cóng
    English Definition: surname Cong; from; through; via; to follow; to obey; to engage in (an activity); never (in negative sentence); (Taiwan pr. [zong4]) retainer; assistant; accomplice; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
    Chinese Definition:
    ①依顺:顺从。盲从。从善如流。
    ②采取,按照:从优。
    ③跟随:愿从其后。
    ④跟随的人:侍从。仆从。
    ⑤参与:从业。从政。投笔从戎。
    ⑥由,自:从古至今。从我做起。
    ⑦次要的:主从。从犯。
    ⑧宗族中次于至亲的亲属:从父(伯父、叔父的通称)。
    ⑨中国魏以后,古代官品(有“正品”和“从品”之分,宋代龙图阁大学士为从二品)。
    ⑩姓氏。

    Example Words:
    无从 [ cóng ]: not to have access; beyond one's authority or capability; sth one has no way of doing
    从容不迫 [ cóng róng ]: calm; unruffled
    从而 [ cóng ér ]: thus; thereby
    从事 [ cóng shì ]: to go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
    服从 [ cóng ]: to obey (an order); to comply; to defer
  • Pinyin: zòng
    English Definition: second cousin
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古同“纵”,竖,直。
    ②古同“纵”,放任。