Meaning of 征

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(Trad.: 徵)
Pinyin: zhēng
English Definition: to invite; to recruit; to levy (taxes); to draft (troops); phenomenon; symptom; characteristic sign (used as proof); evidence; journey; trip; expedition; to go on long campaign; to attack
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (step) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • [ zhèng ] straight, right, proper, correct, just, true
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Example Words
特征 zhēng characteristic; diagnostic property; distinctive feature; trait
象征 xiàng zhēng emblem; symbol; token; badge; to symbolize; to signify; to stand for
征求 zhēng qiú to solicit; to seek; to request (opinions, feedback etc); to petition
征收 zhēng shōu to levy (a fine); to impose (a tariff)
长征 cháng zhēng Long March (retreat of the Red Army 1934-1935)
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Example Sentences
Rockets are a symbol of the space industry.
This ceremony symbolizes a new beginning.
The plum blossom is a symbol in Chinese culture.
I'd like to ask for your opinion.
The national flag is a symbol and pride of our country.