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Stroke order
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Han character

(radical 2 +3, 4 strokes, cangjie input 中 (L), four-corner 50006)

  1. central
  2. centre, middle
  3. in the midst of
  4. hit (target)
  5. attain

References

  • KangXi: page 79, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 73
  • Dae Jaweon: page 158, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 28, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+4E2D

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale jung1, jung3)


Japanese

Noun

(hiragana なか, romaji naka)

  1. inside
  2. middle

(hiragana ちゅう, romaji chū)

  1. middle
  2. during
  3. being in the process of doing
  4. second volume of a three volume set

(hiragana うち, romaji uchi)

(うち, uchi)
(うち, uchi)

内 is the most common kanji for this pronunciation.

  1. inside

Suffix

(hiragana じゅう, romaji )

  1. during, in the course of, throughout

Suffix

(hiragana ちゅう, romaji chū)

  1. being in the process of doing

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Pronunciation

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 중 (revised: jung, McCune-Reischauer: chung, Yale: cwung)
  • Name (hangeul): 가운데 (revised: gaunde, McCune-Reischauer: kaunde, Yale: kawuntey)
  1. the middle, the center, the heart, the midst

Compounds

Noun

(jung, hangeul , McCune-Reischauer chung, Yale cwung)

  1. medium, average

Dependent nouns

(hangeul , jung, McCune-Reischauer chung, Yale cwung)

  1. during, in the course of, while
  2. among, in

Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin zhōng (zhong1), zhòng (zhong4), Wade-Giles chung1, chung4)

Compounds


Vietnamese

Han character

(trung, trong, truông, đúng, trúng, truồng)

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