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shēng
char. declare, state; message, news; reputation; initial of a Chinese syllable; (phonetics) tone
Other meanings
[shēng]   n./m. voice, sound; measure word used for sounds
    scholar (for )
    ear (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
shēng mǔ
n. initial, initial consonant (of a Chinese syllable)
shēng míng
v./n. state, declare, announce; declaration, statement
shēng chēng
v. claim; state; proclaim; assert
shēng wàng
n. popularity, prestige, reputation
wú shēng wú xī
idiom. wordless and uncommunicative, accomplish nothing and have no influence on the external world, without any sound
shēng míng
n. reputation, declaration
dì yī shēng
n. the first tone (in Mandarin Chinese pronunciation)