char./m. authority, expert; common, general; whole, all; used for documents, letters, telegrams or phone calls
Other meanings
[tōng]   v./adj. lead to; open up by poking; connect; notify; know; unblocked, through; (of writing) logical, coherent
[tòng]   m. for a complete activity (talking, etc)
    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.
zhōng guó tōng
n. China hand (person who knows a lot about with China)
tōng bìng
n. common fault, common mistake
tōng xiāo
n. throughout the night, the whole night