v./adj. lead to; open up by poking; connect; notify; know; unblocked, through; (of writing) logical, coherent
Other meanings
[tòng]   m. for a complete activity (talking, etc)
[tōng]   char./m. authority, expert; common, general; whole, all; used for documents, letters, telegrams or phone calls
    walk (for )
    walk (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

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.
tōng zhī
v./n. notify; notice, announcement
tōng qì kǒng
n. air vent
tōng shun
adj. (of writing) smooth and fluent
hù tōng
v. intercommunicate, inter-operate, exchange
tōng chē
v. be open to traffic
zhè tiáo lù tōng xiàng běi jīng
phr. This road leads to Beijing.
cǐ lù bù tōng
phr. No Through Road, Dead End
zhí tōng chē
n. express through train; "through train" (refers to the idea of retaining previous legislature after transition to Chinese rule in Hong Kong or Macao)
yàng yàng tōng , yàng yàng sōng .
phr. appearing as if one knows about everything, while in fact he/she isn't an expert in any of those fields.
tōng bí qiào
phr. (TCM) relieve the stuffy nose
tōng lín yào
n. (TCM) strangury-relieving medicinal
wǒ bí zi bù tōng qì
phr. My nose is clogged.; I have a stuffy nose.
wú shī zì tōng
idiom. be self-taught, to learn by oneself without a teacher
bó gǔ tōng jīn
idiom. conversant with things past and present, erudite and informed