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Meaning of 庸

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Pinyin: yōng
English Definition: ordinary; to use
Chinese Definition:
①平常,不高明的:平庸。庸医。庸言。庸俗。庸人。昏庸。庸主(平庸或昏庸的君主)。庸夫。庸暗(平凡,愚昧)。庸庸碌碌(没有志气,没有作为)。
②需要:无庸细述。无庸讳言。
③岂,怎么:庸讵(岂,何以,怎么,亦作“庸遽”)。
④中国唐代一种赋税法:租庸调。
⑤功劳:庸绩(功绩)。
⑥古同“佣”,雇佣。

Total strokes: 11; Radical: 广
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; 广 (A home 广 with a servant ) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • 广 [ guǎng ] broad, vast, wide; building, house
    • Above to below
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Example Words
庸俗 yōng vulgar; tacky; tawdry
平庸 píng yōng mediocre; indifferent; commonplace
中庸 zhōng yōng the Doctrine of the Mean, one of the Four Books 四书
中庸 zhōng yōng golden mean (Confucianism); (literary) (of person) mediocre; ordinary
附庸 yōng vassal; dependent; subordinate; subservient; appendage
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