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See also: , , and 人人

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意): semantic  + phonetic 

从 is the original character of .

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 人人 (OO), four-corner 88000, composition人)

  1. from, by, since, whence, through

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 92, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 362
  • Dae Jaweon: page 195, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 105, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4ECE

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping cung4, Yale chung4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. two people

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jong) (hangeul , revised jong, McCune-Reischauer chong)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin cóng (cong2), Wade-Giles ts'ung2)

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Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin cóng, traditional )

  1. from
  2. from (a time) ; since;
  3. through; via
    • 清风窗口 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Yī zhèn qīngfēng cóng chuāngkǒu chuī lái. [Pinyin]
      A cool breeze came in through the window.
  4. past (a place)


Adverb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin cóng, traditional )

  1. (followed by negative) never; ever
    • 以前 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Wǒ yǐqián cóng méi jiàn guò tā. [Pinyin]
      I have never seen her before
    • 违约 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      cóng bù wéiyuē. [Pinyin]
      I never break my promise.

Prefix[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin cóng, traditional )

  1. prefix for cousins relationship indicating a common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
    • 从兄 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]cóngxiōng [Pinyin] — male cousin (paternal side)

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tòng, tùng, tụng)

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References[edit]