In these posts I will be discussing a single character in Mandarin Chinese, and giving a few example sentences using it.
Today’s character or hanzi 汉字 is 成 chéng.
成 chéng = to accomplish, achieve
成！chéng! = OK! Done!
成功 chéng gōng = to succeed / successful
成绩 chéngjì = grade
成就 chéngjiù = achievement
成立 chénglì = to establish
成年 chéngnián = to grow up/ to mature
成人 chéngrén = adult
成长 chéngzhǎng = to grow up
成为 chéngwéi = to become
成语 chéngyǔ = idiom
成员 chéngyuán = member
As you can see, there are lots of similar words using 成 ‘chéng’ which translate into something happening as a result of change or hard work.
Let’s look at some examples:
这是一个家人成员 zhè shì yī gè jiārén chéngyuán = That’s a family member
我成为了一名老师 wǒ chéngwéi le yì míng lǎoshī = I became a teacher
孩子们都成年了 háizimen dōu chéngnián le = The children have all grown up
你的成绩好不好？ nǐde chéngjì hǎo bù hǎo? = Are your grades good?
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