Meaning of 增

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Pinyin: zēng
English Definition: to increase; to expand; to add
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ céng ] already, formerly, once; the past
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Example Words
增加 zēng jiā to raise; to increase
增长 zēng zhǎng to grow; to increase
增强 zēng qiáng to increase; to strengthen
增进 zēng jìn to promote; to enhance; to further; to advance (a cause etc)
增多 zēng duō to increase; to grow in number
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