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English Definitionfrom; since; via; passing through; through (a gap); past; ever (followed by negative, meaning never); (formerly pr. [zong4] and related to ) to follow; to comply with; to obey; to join; to engage in; adopting some mode of action or attitude; follower; retainer; accessory; accomplice; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor; (Chinese surname)
See alsozòng second cousin
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄘㄨㄥˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cung4
Part of Speech(介) preposition, (副) adverb
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic,Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
从前cóngqiánpreviously; formerly; once upon a time
从…起cóng … qǐstarting from …
从…到…cóng … dào …from … to …
从事cóngshìto go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
从而cóng'érthus; thereby
Words With Same Tail Word    
服从fúcóngto obey (an order); to comply; to defer
自从zìcóngsince (a time); ever since
盲从mángcóngto follow blindly; to conform slavishly; unthinking obedience
无从wúcóngnot to have access; beyond one's authority or capability; something one has no way of doing
主从zhǔcóngmaster-slave (computing); client-server (computing); primary and secondary
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