Listen to pronunciation (Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)
Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced zhòng. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.
middle, between, in, in the course of, among, average, center, inside, to fit for, centre
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 中 ( zhōng ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of zhōng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 中 ( zhong / zhōng ) ⓘ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).
Na shulin zhong you yi zuo fangzi.
Nà shùlín zhōng yŏu yī zuò fángzi. – English translation: There is a house in the middle of this copse.
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中 is composed of 4 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
noon | halfway
中 ( zhong / zhōng ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 12)
Chinese example words containing the character 中 ( zhong / zhōng )
中国 ( Zhōngguó = China ),中学 ( zhōngxué = middle school ),中年 ( zhōngnián = midlife ),中间 ( zhōngjiān = between ),中午 ( zhōngwŭ = noon ),中式 ( zhōngshì = Chinese style ),中世纪 ( zhōngshìjì = middle age ),中心 ( zhōngxīn = centre ),中级 ( zhōngjí = intermediate ),中饭 ( zhōngfàn = lunch ),其中 ( qízhōng = among ),之中 ( zhīzhōng = among ),空中 ( kōngzhōng = air ),
Other characters that are pronounced zhōng in Chinese