yòng to use; to employ; to have to

Similar looking characters : diàn (electric)


An old 'abstract' character of uncertain origin
Number of strokes: 5


Index 101 used in: pù (store) ; pú (grape) ; tōng (open)

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Different tone

yǒng (perpetual)

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stroke order for 用
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古为今用 gǔ wéi jīn yòng Learning from history. Applying past history to the current situation
大材小用 dà cái xiǎo yòng Wasting talent on trivial things. Using someone talented for a menial task

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