Polyphonic characters

重 Chong, zhong

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I will start with 重, as it’s very commonly used, and it’s always in the name of my host city of Chongqing重庆. 重 Zhong – Falling tone The first meaning of this character is ‘heavy,’ ‘weight’ or ’emphasis,’ and you should hopefully see the connection between these. 重 Chong – Rising tone Chong has the […]