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The Chinese word chang - 长 - cháng
(long in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced zhăng. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

long, length, duration

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Chinese characters  ( chang / cháng ) with pronunciation (English translation: long )
长 ( chang / cháng ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 长 ( chang / cháng ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zhe shi yige hen chang de gushi.
Zhè shì yīgè hĕn cháng de gùshì.

 – English translation: This is a long story.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to grow up  |  the Great Wall of China
长 ( chang / cháng ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 100)
Chinese example words containing the character 长 ( chang / cháng )
班长 ( bānzhăng = class monitor ), 长城 ( Chángchéng = the Great Wall of China ), 长春 ( Chángchūn = Changchun ), 长短 ( chángduăn = length ), 长廊 ( chángláng = long corridor ), 长期 ( chángqī = long term ), 长征 ( chángzhēng = expedition ), 队长 ( duìzhăng = captain ), 生长 ( shēngzhăng = to grow ), 延长 ( yáncháng = to prolong ), 长大 ( zhăngdà = to grow up ), 州长 ( zhōuzhăng = governor )
Other characters that are pronounced cháng in Chinese
More words that mean length in Chinese
chángduăn ( 长短 )

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