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zhong

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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See also zhōng, zhǒng, and zhòng

Mandarin

Noun

zhong (Pinyin zhǒng, simplified )

  1. measure word (for kinds/sorts/types)
    Zhongguo yinggai you yi zhong tǒngyī de yuyan. "China should has a unified language."
    renlei yeshi yi zhong dongwu. "Human also is a kind of animal."

Pinyin syllable

zhong

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, zhōng, zhǒng, or zhòng.

Usage notes

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

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