曾经

曾经 céngjīng

曾经 céngjīng Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 6 English Translations of the word 曾经 céngjīng .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
céngjīng | ceng2 jing1
English translation
once
already
former
previously
ever
(past tense marker used before verb or clause)

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Traditional form

曾經

Part of speech

Adverb / 副词 fù cí Fù cí
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Etymology of 曾经 céngjīng

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Zēng

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Pictograph of a cooking pot. Based on the original meaning "cauldron; cooking pot", now written as zèng . The current meaning is a phonetic loan.

Positional decomposition

ha

Number of Strokes

12
Jīng

Type

pictophonetic

Explanation

Simplified form of jīng . Pictograph of a loom for weaving. In a loom threads have to pass through each other.

Phonetic compound

gōng

Semantic compound

Positional decomposition

⿱? gōng

Number of Strokes

8

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Example sentences using 曾经 céngjīng

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tiān 朦朦 liàng de 时候 shíhou 曾经 céngjīng yǒu Guò 场小规模 guīmó de 战斗 zhàndòu .

There had been a skirmish in the half light of dawn.

曾经 céngjīng 愚蠢 yúchǔn de wèn 为什么 wèishénme 老是 lǎo shi 微笑 wēixiào .

I once stupidly asked him why he smiled so often.

时钟 shí zhōng Zēng 经历 jīnglì le 50 Nián de 激烈 jīliè 争论 zhēnglùn .

The clock paradox has occasioned lively controversy for over 50 years.

曾经 céngjīng 天真 tiānzhēn de wéi 骡子 luó zi hěn 容易 róngyì .

I had fondly imagined that riding a mule would be easy.

曾经 céngjīng 一度 yīdù 热热闹闹 de 娱乐 yúlè xuǎn xiù 节目 jiémù 进入 jìn rù le dōng xiē .

Once bustling entertainment draft program into the winter.

曾经 céngjīng Decomposition

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曾经 céngjīng Compounds

See all 19 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 曾经 céngjīng in their composition.

  • Zēng
    • zēng , zèng , cèng , zēng , céng , zēng , zēng , zēng , sēng , , , , , , zēng , , , ,
  • Jīng
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