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  • 1

    v.weigh; measure weight

    • qǐng gěi wǒ chēng sān gōng jīn miàn fěn

      公斤面粉

      I'd like three kilogrammes of four, please.

    • gěi wǒ chēng sì gōng jīn lí

      公斤

      I'd like four kilograms of pears, please.

    • bǎ zhè dài mǐ chēng yī chēng

      Please weigh this bag of rice.

    • chēng bǐng gān

      饼干

      weigh biscuits

  • 2

    v.call; name; term; address (as); greet (as)

    • dà jiā dōu chēng tā wéi yè jiào shòu

      大家教授

      Everyone calls him Professor Ye.

    • tā chēng de shàng yīng xióng

      英雄

      He deserves to be called a hero.

    • duì yuán dōu qīn qiè de chēng tā wéi lǎo duì zhǎng

      队员亲切队长

      He is affectionately called "Old Team Leader" by fellow team members.

  • 3

    n.name; appellation; title

    • tā yǒu guài rén zhī chēng

      怪人

      She had the name of an eccentric.

    • qīng zàng gāo yuán sù yǒu shì jiè wū jǐ zhī chēng

      青藏高原世界屋脊

      The Qinghai-Xizang Plateau has long been known as the roof of the world.

    • jiǎn chēng

      short form

    synonym
  • 4

    v.fmlpraise; commend; speak laudatory words; compliment

    • chēng tàn

      sigh with admiration

    • chēng shǎng

      praise

    • chēng sòng

      speak highly of

  • 5

    v.say; state; express; claim

    • chēng biàn

      便

      find something a great convenience

    • chēng kuài

      express one's joy, gratification or jubilation

  • 6

    v.fmllift up; raise

    • chēng shāng

      raise the cup and give a toast

Words and phrases with 称

Word usage

  • Note
    When pronounced as "chēng", "称" means "weigh"; when pronounced as "chèng", "称" means "weighing instruments like scales", and now it is generally written as "秤"; when pronounced as "chèn", "称" means "suitable and equivalent", such as "称职".

Similar-form characters to 称

Chinese Characters with pinyin chēng

  • support; push or move with a pole
  • be wide-eyed
  • razor clam
  • sound of a bell or a drum
  • used as a component of 柽柳