(tōng )

通 English Translation

The English meaning of (tōng ) is:

  • to go through
  • to know well
  • (suffix) expert
  • to connect
  • to communicate
  • open
  • to clear
  • classifier for letters, telegrams, phone calls etc

(tòng )

通 English Translation

The English meaning of (tòng ) is:

  • classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc)

Example Usage of 通


Quántǐ xiāoshòu rényuán tōngxiāo dádàn dì gōngzuòle yīzhōu. The entire sales staff has worked around the clock for a week.

Wǒ tōngcháng zài wǎnshàng xǐzǎo. I usually take a shower in the evening.

Yīxiē rén tōngguò yuèdú lái fàngsōng. Some people relax by reading.

Wǒ gāi qǔxiāo tōnghuà ma? Should I cancel the call?

Yīnyuè shì rénlèi gòngtōng de yǔyán. Music is a common speech for humanity.

Nàgè wǒ rènwéi huì tōngguò kǎoshì de péngyǒu shībàile. The friend who I thought would pass the exam failed it.

Xiàndài jiāotōng shǐ wǒmen néng zài jǐ tiān nèi huánrào dìqiú. Modern travel enables us to go around the world in a few days.

Gěi nǐ jiěshì zhè wèishéme xíng bùtōng yào huā hěnduō shíjiān. It would take me too much time to explain to you why it's not going to work.



Decomposition of 通


Chinese words containing 通

通 Radical
通 Stroke Count 10
通 Stroke Order