Meaning of 通

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Antonyms: 住宿
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  • Pinyin: tōng

    English Definition: to go through; to know well; (suffix) expert; to connect; to communicate; open; to clear; classifier for letters, telegrams, phone calls etc
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    通过 tōng guò by means of; through; via; to pass through; to get through; to adopt; to pass (a bill or inspection etc); to switch over
    交通 jiāo tōng to be connected; traffic; transportation; communications; liaison
    普通 tōng common; ordinary; general; average
    通知 tōng zhī to notify; to inform; notice; notification; Classifiers:
    通信 tōng xìn to correspond (by letter etc); to communicate; communication
    More: 通* | *通 | *通*
  • Pinyin: tòng

    English Definition: classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc)
    Example Words:
    一通 tòng one time; once
    More: 通* | *通 | *通*
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