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prep. from (a time, a place, or a point of view)
80%     120%
Other meanings
[cóng]   char. to follow; to comply; take part in; to adopt; subordinate; secondary
[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.
wǒ cóng měi guó lái .
phr. I arrived from the United States of America.
cóng ...dào ...
phr. from ... to...
yí qiè cóng líng kāi shǐ .
phr. Everything starts from scratch.
wǒ cóng zhèr dào chē zhàn xū yào zǒu duō jiǔ ?
phr. How long will it take for me to walk from here to the station?
cóng zǎo dào wǎn
phr. from morning to night
cóng yī diǎn dào liáng diǎn bàn
phr. from one o'clock to two thirty
cóng běi jīng dào shàng hǎi
phr. from Beijing to Shanghai
wǒ cóng běi jīng lái .
phr. I come from Beijing.
cóng jīn tiān qǐ
phr. from today on, starting from today