Meaning of 常

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Pinyin: cháng
English Definition: always; ever; often; frequently; common; general; constant
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cloth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • still, yet; even; fairly, rather
    • cloth, curtain, handkerchief, towel
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Example Words:
不正常 [ zhèng cháng ]: abnormal
异常 [ cháng ]: exceptional; abnormal; an anomaly
时常 [ shí cháng ]: often; frequently
反常 [ fǎn cháng ]: unusual; abnormal
往常 [ wǎng cháng ]: habitually (in the past); as one used to do formerly; as it used to be
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