cóng
prep./adv. through (a place); according to; never (used before negative words)
Other meanings
[cóng]   prep. from (a time, a place, or a point of view)
[cóng]   char. to follow; to comply; take part in; to adopt; subordinate; secondary
=  2 x 
    person, man (for )
    step with left foot (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
cóng bù
adv. never
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wǔ shuì shí jiān wǒ cóng bù dá rǎo bié rén .
phr. I never disturb other people during their nap time.
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wǒ men cóng běi miàn dù hé .
phr. We cross the river from the north.
cóng lái
adv. from past to now, always, at all times
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tā gōng zuò cóng bù tuō lā .
phr. He never puts off his work.
cóng gè fāng miàn zuò zhǔn bèi
phr. prepare for every eventuality
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wǒ cóng bù wéi yuē
phr. I never break my promise.
cóng mù qián de qíng kuàng lái kàn
phr. according to the current situation
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xiǎo tōu cóng jǐng wèi shēn páng liū guò
phr. The thief slipped past the guard.