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The Chinese word long - 龙 - lóng
(dragon in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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Chinese characters  ( long / lóng ) with pronunciation (English translation: dragon )
龙 ( long / lóng ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 龙 ( long / lóng ) 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).

Wo de shuxiang shi long.
Wŏ de shŭxiàng shì lóng.

 – English translation: My (Chinese) zodiac sign is dragon.

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龙 ( long / lóng ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 659)
Chinese example words containing the character 龙 ( long / lóng )
黑龙江 ( Hēilóng Jiāng = Heilongjiang ), 加龙河 ( Jiālóng Hé = Garonne ), 龙目岛 ( Lóngmù Dăo = Lombok ), 龙头 ( lóngtóu = tap ), 龙虾 ( lóngxiā = lobster )
Other characters that are pronounced lóng in Chinese

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