cháng

  1. cháng adverb always; ever; often; frequently; constantly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time
    Notes: 常 is synonymous with 经常 or 常常 in this sense and is placed before the verb that it modifies (CCD '常' 3; FE '常' 3; Guoyu '常' adj 2; Mathews 1931 '常', p. 25; Sun 2006, loc. 2053; Unihan '常').
  2. cháng proper noun Chang
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Name 名字
    Notes: (CCD '常' 5; FE '常' 6; Guoyu '常' n 2)
  3. cháng adverb long-lasting
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 常 is synonymous with 恒久 in this sense (CCD '常' 2; FE '常' 2; Guoyu '常' adv 1)
  4. cháng adjective common; general; ordinary
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 常 is synonymous with 一般, 普通, or 正常 in this sense (CCD '常' 1; FE '常' 1; Guoyu '常' adj 1; Mathews 1931 '常', p. 25; Unihan '常')
  5. cháng noun a principle; a rule
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '常' 5; FE '常' 5; Guoyu '常' n 1; Mathews 1931 '常', p. 25)
  6. cháng adjective eternal; nitya
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: nitya, or: śāśvata, or: satata, Pali: nicca, Japanese: jō, Tibetan: rtag pa (BCSD '常', p. 420; BL 'nitya'; FGDB '常'; Mahāvyutpatti 'nityaḥ'; MW 'nitya'; SH '常', p. 349)

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