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层 céng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

层 (céng) English Meaning

  • layer
  • stratum
  • laminated
  • floor (of a building)
  • storey
  • classifier for layers
  • repeated
  • sheaf (math.)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 玩具部门在第五层。
    Wánjù bùmén zài dì wǔ céng.
    The toy department is on the fifth floor.
  • 我的新家在第十六层。
    Wǒ de xīnjiā zài dì shíliù céng.
    My new home is on the sixteenth floor.
  • 我坐电梯上了第十八层。
    Wǒ zuò diàntī shàngle dì shíbā céng.
    I took the elevator to the eighteenth floor.
  • 在第六层, 我们乘电梯吧。
    Zài dì liù céng, wǒmen chéng diàntī ba.
    It’s on the sixth floor, let’s take the elevator.
  • 这是二层楼上临街的一个房间。
    Zhè shì èr céng lóu shàng línjiē de yīgè fángjiān.
    It’s a room on the second floor, looking out on the street.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 ceng
• 尸 (shī): dead body
• 云 (yún): cloud; CL:朵(duǒ)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 层

HSK 3 Word List

  • 层(céng): layer; stratum; laminated; floor (of a building); storey; classifier for layers; repeated; sheaf (math.)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 层出不穷(céng chū bù qióng): more and more emerge; innumerable succession; breeding like flies (idiom)
  • 层次(céng cì): arrangement of ideas; administrative level; level; stage; phase
  • 阶层(jiē céng): hierarchy; stratum
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