Meaning of 通

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • to walk; walking
    • path; river in Ningbo; Ningbo
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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:
    流通 [ liú tōng ]: to circulate; to distribute; circulation; distribution
    通用 [ tōng yòng ]: common (use); interchangeable
    通俗 [ tōng ]: common; everyday; average
    精通 [ jīng tōng ]: to be proficient in; to master (a subject)
  • 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
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