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The Chinese word yong - 用 - yòng
(to use in Chinese)

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English translations

to use, usefulness, to need (usually in the negative) , fee,
to utilize, expense, outlay

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Chinese characters  ( yong / yòng ) with pronunciation (English translation: to use )
The traditional Chinese characters of yòng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 用 ( yong / yòng ) Writing in Pinyin
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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).

Zheli de ren yong shaozi he chazi.
Zhèlĭ de rén yòng sháozi hé chāzi.
 – English translation: People here use spoons and forks.

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is composed of 5 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

effect  |  expenditure
用 ( yong / yòng ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 79)
Chinese example words containing the character 用 ( yong / yòng )
不用谢 ( bú yòng xiè = you are welcome ), 不用 ( búyòng = need not ), 厨房用具 ( chúfáng yòngjù = cooking utensils ), 床上用品 ( chuángshàng yòngpĭn = bedclothes ), 费用 ( fèiyòng = fee ), 利用 ( lìyòng = to utilize ), 食用油 ( shíyòngyóu = cooking oil ), 使用 ( shĭyòng = to use ), 信用卡 ( xìnyòngkă = credit card ), 应用程序 ( yìngyòngchéngxù = application ), 再利用 ( zàilìyòng = to recycle ), 作用 ( zuòyòng = action )
More words that mean to use in Chinese
fèi ( 费 ), jiāng ( 将 ), lìyòng ( 利用 ), shĭ ( 使 ), shĭyòng ( 使用 ), ( 以 )

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