zhang

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See also: Zhang, zhàng, zhāng, Zhāng, and zhǎng

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese (zhàng)

Noun[edit]

zhang ‎(usually uncountable, plural zhangs)

  1. A traditional Chinese unit of length, 10 Chinese feet or 1/150 Chinese mile.

Usage notes[edit]

The exact length of a zhang depends upon the jurisdiction, with mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong all employing differently standardized values of the Chinese foot. See chi.

Related terms[edit]

  • , the equivalent unit in Japanese contexts

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zhang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of zhāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of zhǎng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of zhàng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.