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char. to follow; to comply; take part in; to adopt; subordinate; secondary
Other meanings
[cóng]   prep. from (a time, a place, or a point of view)
[cóng]   prep./adv. through (a place); according to; never (used before negative words)
=  2 x 
    person, man (for )
    step with left foot (for )
'从' is part of the following simplified words:
 卒 啐 崒 巫 悴 捽 晬 枞 猝 疭 瘁 睟 碎 窣 筮 粹 纵 翠 萃 觋 诬 谇 醉 鹀
'从' is part of the following traditional words:
 慫 樅 瘲 縱 聳 蹤

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.
fú cóng
v. obey, submit (oneself) to
cóng fàn
n. accomplice, criminal accessory
suí cóng
n./v. attendants, retinue, suite; to accompany (one's superior)
lì bù cóng xīn
phr. be unable to do as well as one would wish
cóng zhòng
v. conform to the majority, follow the crowd
cóng jūn
v. join the army, become a soldier
tǎn bái cóng kuān
phr. a sin confessed is half forgiven
máng cóng
v. follow blindly
cóng yè
v. practice (a trade)
cóng yán
v. inflict severe punishment, adopt a high standard
shì cóng
n. chamberlain, attendants, retinue
gēn cóng
v. follow
cóng zhèng
v. enter politics, become a government official
tóu bǐ cóng róng
idiom. give up civilian pursuits to join the army