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Meaning of 尝

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(Trad.: 嘗)
Pinyin: cháng
English Definition: to taste; to try; to experience; already; ever; once
Chinese Definition:
①辨别滋味:尝食。尝新(吃新收获的谷物或应时的果品)。尝鲜。品尝。卧薪尝胆。
②试,试探:尝试。尝敌(试探敌人的力量)。
③经历:尝受。备尝艰苦。
④曾经:未尝。何尝。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speak) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shàng ] still, yet; even; fairly, rather
    • [ yún ] cloud; to say, to speak
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Example Words:
尝试 [ cháng shì ]: to try; to attempt; Classifiers:
品尝 [ pǐn cháng ]: to taste a small amount; to sample
何尝 [ cháng ]: (rhetorical question) when?; how?; it's not that...
未尝 [ wèi cháng ]: not ever; not necessarily
备尝辛苦 [ bèi cháng xīn ]: to have suffered all kinds of hardships (idiom)
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