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ㄔㄥ ˊ

chéng

hitch/ride

乘 is a 10 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as chéng in the second tone, however it can also be pronounced as shèng.

In traditional Chinese the character may be used.

It is made up of the components (grain) and (north).

  • ㄔㄥ ˊ

    chéng

    hitch/ride

    • ㄏㄜ ˊ

      grain

    • ㄅㄟ ˇ

      běi

      north

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the NORTH GRAIN - ie wheat - HITCHed a RIDE. Reminds me of a tv commercial I auditioned for involving wheat husks getting blown to Taiwan!
by wenhailin

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Pronunciation

We found 2 pronunciations for 乘

chéng
shèng

Definitions for 乘 pronounced as chéng

  • surname Cheng
  • to ride
  • to mount
  • to make use of
  • to avail oneself of
  • to take advantage of
  • to multiply (mathematics)
  • Buddhist sect or creed
  • old variant of 乘[cheng2]

Definitions for 乘 pronounced as shèng

  • four horse military chariot (archaic)
  • four (archaic)
  • generic term for history books

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