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Meaning of 從

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(Simplified: 从)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (step) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • Above to below
      • [ cóng ] from, by, since, whence, through
      • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
Antonyms:
  • Pinyin: cóng

    English Definition: from; through; via; to follow; to obey; to engage in (an activity); never (in negative sentence); (Taiwan pr. [zong4]) retainer; assistant; auxiliary; subordinate; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
    Chinese Definition:
    ①依順:順從。盲從。從善如流。
    ②採取,按照:從優。
    ③跟隨:願從其後。
    ④跟隨的人:侍從。僕從。
    ⑤參與:從業。從政。投筆從戎。
    ⑥由,自:從古至今。從我做起。
    ⑦次要的:主從。從犯。
    ⑧宗族中次於至親的親屬:從父(伯父、叔父的通稱)。
    ⑨中國魏以後,古代官品(有“正品”和“從品”之分,宋代龍圖閣大學士爲從二品)。
    ⑩姓氏。

    Example Words:
    從事 cóng shì to go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
    從而 cóng ér thus; thereby
    從此 cóng from now on; since then; henceforth
    從來 cóng lái always; at all times; never (if used in negative sentence)
    More: 從* | *從 | *從*
  • Pinyin: zòng

    English Definition: second cousin
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古同“縱”,豎,直。
    ②古同“縱”,放任。

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