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Meaning of 常

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Pinyin: cháng
English Definition: always; ever; often; frequently; common; general; constant
Chinese Definition:
①长久,经久不变:常数。常量(亦称“恒量”)。常项。常任。常年。常驻。常住。常备不懈。
②时时,不只一次:常常。常客。时常。经常。
③普通的,一般的:常识。常务。常规。常情。常人。平常。反常。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cloth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shàng ] still, yet; even; fairly, rather
    • [ jīn ] cloth, curtain, handkerchief, towel
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Example Words:
非常 [ fēi cháng ]: very; very much; unusual; extraordinary
经常 [ jīng cháng ]: frequently; constantly; regularly; often; day-to-day; everyday; daily
正常 [ zhèng cháng ]: regular; normal; ordinary
通常 [ tōng cháng ]: regular; usual; normal; usually; normally
平常 [ píng cháng ]: ordinary; common; usually; ordinarily
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