长 zhǎng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

长 (zhǎng) English Meaning

  • elder
  • senior
  • to grow
  • to develop
  • to come into being
  • to acquire
  • to enhance
  • to increase

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.  PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced cháng in other HSK levels.

Sample Sentences

  • 夏季昼长。
    Xiàjì zhòu zhǎng.
    In summer the days are long.
  • 他写长信。
    Tā xiě zhǎng xìn.
    He’s writing a long letter.
  • 那座桥不长。
    Nà zuò qiáo bù cháng.
    That bridge isn’t long.
  • 大象有长鼻子。
    Dà xiàng yǒu cháng bízi.
    An elephant has a long nose.
  • 心胸坦荡寿命长。
    Xīnxiōng tǎndàng shòumìng zhǎng.
    A light heart lives long.
  • 野鸡长着长尾巴。
    Yějī zhǎngzhe chángwěibā.
    Pheasants have long tails.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

长 (cháng): (cháng) length; long; forever; always; constantly (zhǎng) chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop; to increase; to enhance

  •  (zhǎng): long

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 长

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 校长(xiào zhǎng): (college, university) president; headmaster; CL:  個|个(gè), 位(wèi),名(míng)
  • 长(zhǎng): elder; senior; to grow; to develop; to come into being; to acquire; to enhance; to increase

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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