曾 (zeng): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 9, 2018

曾 (Chinese PinYin: [zēng]; traditional Chinese:曾) may mean: (1) noun. a Chinese surname, e.g. 曾先生 (Mr. Zeng); (2) adj. related as great-grandchild to great-grandparent, e.g. 曾祖母 (great-grandmother); (3) noun. name of a place, e.g. 曾母暗沙 (Zengmu Reef). It is one of the basic Chinese characters used in everyday conversations. The character should not be confused with 曾 (cénɡ) which means “once” because it is a polyphonic character.

1. How to pronounce 曾?

Chinese Pinyin: [zēng]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 曾

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3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 曾.

Fixed expression: 曾祖父 (great-grandfather), 曾孙 (great-grandson), 曾祖母 (great-grandmother), 曾姓 / 曾氏 (family name of Zeng), 曾国藩 (Zeng Guofan, a Chinese statesman, military general, and Confucian scholar of the late Qing dynasty),

Collocation: N/A

Idioms:曾参杀人 (a repeated rumour is liable to be taken as truth),曾母投杼 (persistent rumours against someone can shake the strongest confidence in him),

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4. How to use 曾 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 曾.

4.1 我曾祖母住在海南省美兰区。

Translation: My great-grandmother is living in Meilan District, Hainan Province.

4.2 她有三个孙子和八个曾孙

Translation: She has three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

4.3 曾先生, 今天我有什么可以帮到您吗?

Translation: How may I help you today, Mr. Zeng?

4.4 曾先生,请出示您的护照和机票。

Translation: Mr. Zeng, please show your passport and ticket.

4.5 曾国藩(1811-1872)是一名清末的高官。

Translation: Zeng Guofan (1811-1872) was a high minister of the late Qing period.

4.6 曾国藩是清末一名著名的汉族官员,军事将领和虔诚的儒学家。

Translation: Zeng Guofan was an eminent Han Chinese official, military general and devout Confucian scholar of the late Qing Dynasty in China.

4.7 我可以问一下您的全名吗, 曾先生。

Translation: May I know your full name? Mr. Zeng.

4.8 曾小姐,您觉得这件衣服怎么样?

Translation: How do you think about this dress? Miss Zeng.

5. Stroke Order

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