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English Definitionto go through; to know well; (suffix) expert; to connect; to communicate; open; to clear; measure word for letters, telegrams, phone calls, etc.
See alsotòng measure word for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄊㄨㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tung1
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb, (量) measure word
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Words With Same Head Word    
通过tōngguòby means of; through; via; to pass through; to get through; to adopt; to pass (a bill or inspection etc); to switch over
通知tōngzhīto notify; to inform; notice; notification
通讯tōngxùncommunications; news story; dispatch
通信tōngxìnto correspond (by letter etc); to communicate; communication
通常tōngchángregular; usual; normal; usually; normally
Words With Same Tail Word    
交通jiāotōngto be connected; traffic; transportation; communications; liaison
普通pǔtōngcommon; ordinary; general; average
沟通gōutōngto join; to connect; to link up; to communicate
流通liútōngto circulate; to distribute; circulation; distribution
畅通chàngtōngunimpeded; free-flowing; straight path; unclogged; move without obstruction
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