Meaning of 曾

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  • Pinyin: céng

    English Definition: once; already; ever (in the past); former; previously; (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    曾经 céng jīng once; already; former; previously; ever; (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
    不曾 céng hasn't yet; hasn't ever
    未曾 wèi céng hasn't (or haven't); hasn't ever
    曾几何时 céng shí just a while before; not so long ago; everyone can remember when..
    似曾相识 céng xiāng shí déjà vu (the experience of seeing exactly the same situation a second time); seemingly familiar; apparently already acquainted
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  • Pinyin: zēng

    English Definition: great- (grandfather, grandchild etc)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    曾孙 zēng sūn great-grandson
    曾祖父 zēng father's father's father; paternal great-grandfather
    曾祖母 zēng father's father's mother; paternal great-grandmother
    曾祖 zēng great-grandfather (father of one's paternal grandfather)
    曾参 zēng shēn Zeng Shen (505-435 BC), a.k.a. 曾子
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