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Meaning of 钟

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(Trad.: 鍾, 鐘)
Pinyin: zhōng
English Definition: handleless cup; goblet; to concentrate; variant of ; clock; o'clock; time as measured in hours and minutes; bell; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①金属制成的响器,中空,敲时发声:警钟。编钟(古代乐器。把一系列铜制的钟挂在木架上组成,用小木槌击奏。各时代形制大小不一,枚数也不同)。钟鼎(古铜器总称,上面铭刻文字)。
②计时的器具:钟表(钟和表的总称)。座钟。钟鸣漏尽(晨钟已鸣,夜漏将尽。喻年届迟幕)。
③指某个一定的时间,小时:钟头(小时,如“开了一个钟钟的会”)。
④杯子。
⑤集中,专一:钟情(感情专注)。钟爱(特别爱)。钟灵毓秀(指美好的自然环境产生优秀的人物)。
⑥古代器名,一种圆形铜壶。
⑦中国古代计量单位,春秋时齐国以十釜为“钟”(标准不一)。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ zhōng ] central; center, middle; amidst; to hit (target), to attain; China; Chinese
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Example Words:
分钟 [ fēn zhōng ]: minute
做一天和尚撞一天钟 [ zuò tiān shang zhuàng tiān zhōng ]: lit. as a monk for today, toll today's bell (idiom); fig. to do one's job mechanically; to hold a position passively
钟乳 [ zhōng ]: stalactite
钟头 [ zhōng tóu ]: hour; Classifiers:
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