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  • 1

    n.city (within the city wall)

    • wǒ de jiā zài dōng chéng

      My home is in the eastern part of the city.

    • nèi chéng hěn fán huá

      繁华

      The inner city is very prosperous.

    • wài chéng de fēng jǐng hěn hǎo

      风景

      The scenery in the outer city is very good.

  • 2

    n.(as opposed to countryside) town

    • dà xué chéng hěn rè nao

      大学热闹

      The university town is very lively.

    • zhōu mò wǒ men yào qù gǔ chéng yóu wán

      周末我们游玩

      We are going to visit the ancient city this weekend.

    • chéng xiāng chā jù zài zhú jiàn suō xiǎo

      差距逐渐缩小

      The gap between urban and rural areas is gradually narrowing.

  • 3

    n.city wall; wall

    • cháng chéng

      the Great Wall

    • chéng wài

      outside the city

  • 4

    n.large commercial center

    • fú zhuāng chéng

      服装

      garment mall

    • jiā diàn chéng

      家电

      household appliance store

    • shāng chéng

      mall

Words and phrases with 城

  • 城堡
    [word]castle
  • 城郭
    [word]inner and outer city walls
  • 城邦
    [word]city-state; polis
  • 城际
    [word]inter-city
  • 城里人
    [word]townsfolk
  • 城墙
    [word]city wall
  • 城楼
    [word]tower on a city gate
  • 城市建设
    [word]urban construction
  • 城管
    [word]City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau; member of the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau
  • 城狐社鼠
    [idiom]foxes in the city walls and rats on the altars
  • 城下之盟
    [idiom]terms accepted under duress

Word usage

  • "城" is often matched with measure word "座".
    • one city

Similar-form characters to 城

Chinese Characters with pinyin chéng

  • achievement; in considerable numbers or amounts
  • bear; undertake
  • rule; order
  • hand in/submit/present to a superior; assume
  • ride; avail oneself of