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Meaning of 长

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(Trad.: 長)

Total strokes: 4; Radical: ; Structure: 长 + *
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  • Pinyin: cháng

    English Definition: length; long; forever; always; constantly
    Chinese Definition:
    ①两端的距离:长度。
    ②长度大,与“短”相对,指空间,亦指时间:长短。长空。长短句(词的别名)。长夜(a.漫长的黑夜;b.喻黑暗的日子)。长风破浪(喻志趣远大)。长歌代哭(以歌代哭)。
    ③优点,专精的技能:特长。专长。各有所长。
    ④对某事做得特别好:他长于写作。
    ⑤少幼消短。

    Example Words:
    漫长 [ màn cháng ]: very long; endless
    特长 [ cháng ]: personal strength; one's special ability or strong points
    擅长 [ shàn cháng ]: to be good at; to be expert in
    专长 [ zhuān cháng ]: specialty; special knowledge or ability
    延长 [ yán cháng ]: Yanchang county in Yan'an 延安 , Shaanxi
  • Pinyin: zhǎng

    English Definition: chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop; to increase; to enhance
    Chinese Definition:
    ①生长;成长。[合]长俊(长进;进步);长成(长大成人);长立(长大自立);长牙;长毛;长肉;长胖。
    ②抚育;使……成长。[合]长养(抚育培养);长育(养育)。
    ③滋长,助长,增长。[合]长托(滋补身体);长美(增长美德);长傲(滋长傲气);长益(促进,增益);长消(消长,盛衰);长知识;此风不可长。
    ④崇尚。
    ⑤做长官;为首领。
    ⑥升高(多指水位或物价)。后作“涨”。[合]长成(小孩长得高);长价;水长船高。

    Example Words:
    长辈 [ zhǎng bèi ]: one's elders; older generation
    董事长 [ dǒng shì zhǎng ]: chairman of the board; chairman
    拔苗助长 [ miáo zhù zhǎng ]: to spoil things through excessive enthusiasm (idiom)
    滋长 [ zhǎng ]: to grow (usually of abstract things); to yield; to develop
    成长 [ chéng zhǎng ]: to mature; to grow; growth