(chéng)

HSK 6

Meaning

  1. to ride
  2. to mount
  3. make use of
  4. multiply

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
乘坐 chéngzuò ride/get into (a vehicle)
包乘 bāo chéng to charter (a car, ship, plane)
包乘制 bāo chéng zhì chartering system
包乘组 bāo chéng zǔ chartering charge
乘便 chéng biàn at your convenience
乘车 chéng chē to ride (in a car or carriage)/to drive/to motor
乘除 chéng chú to multiply and divide
乘船 chéng chuán to embark/to travel by ship/to ferry
乘搭 chéng dā to ride as a passenger (in a car, boat, plane etc)
乘法 chéng fǎ multiplication
乘法表 chéng fǎ biǎo multiplication table
乘法逆 chéng fǎ nì multiplicative inverse (math.)
乘方 chéng fāng to square a number/to calculate the square
乘风 chéng fēng to ride the wind/to use a fair wind/to take an opportunity
乘风破浪 chéng fēng pò làng to brave the wind and the billows (idiom)/to have high ambitions
乘号 chéng hào multiplication sign (math.)
乘鹤 chéng hè to fly on a crane/to die
乘火打劫 chéng huǒ dǎ jié to take advantage of sb's misfortune/to loot
乘机 chéng jī to take the opportunity/to take a plane
乘积 chéng jī product (result of multiplication)
乘坚策肥 chéng jiān cè féi to live in luxury/lit. to ride a solid carriage pulled by fat horses
乘警 chéng jǐng police on trains/train marshal
乘客 chéng kè passenger
乘凉 chéng liáng to cool off in the shade
乘龙 chéng lóng to ride the dragon/to die (of emperors and kings)
乘龙快婿 chéng lóng kuài xù ideal son-in-law
乘幂 chéng mì the power of a number (square, cube etc)/to exponentiate (math.)
乘人不备 chéng rén bù bèi to take advantage of sb in an unguarded moment (idiom)/to take sb by surprise
乘人之危 chéng rén zhī wēi to take advantage of sb's precarious position
乘胜 chéng shèng to follow up a victory/to pursue retreating enemy
乘胜追击 chéng shèng zhuī jī to follow up a victory and press home the attack/to pursue retreating enemy
乘势 chéng shì to seize the opportunity/to strike while the iron is hot
乘数 chéng shù multiplier
乘务 chéng wù service (on a train, a plane etc)
乘务员 chéng wù yuán attendant on an airplane, train, boat etc
乘隙 chéng xì to seize an opportunity/to exploit (a loophole)
乘兴 chéng xìng while in high spirits/feeling upbeat/on an impulse
乘虚 chéng xū to take advantage of weakness
乘虚而入 chéng xū ér rù to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom)/to take advantage of a lapse
乘以 chéng yǐ (math.) multiplied with
乘用车 chéng yòng chē passenger vehicle
乘坐 chéng zuò to ride (in a vehicle)
搭乘 dā chéng to ride as a passenger/to travel by (car, plane etc)
大乘 Dà shèng Mahayana, the Great Vehicle/Buddhism based on the Mayahana sutras, as spread to Central Asia, China and beyond/also pr. [Dà chéng]
大树底下好乘凉 dà shù dǐ xià hǎo chéng liáng lit. under a big tree the shade is plentiful (idiom)/fig. to benefit by proximity to an influential person
共乘 gòng chéng to ride together/to carpool
候乘 hòu chéng to wait for a train or bus
换乘 huàn chéng to change train (plane, bus etc)/transfer between modes of transport
加减乘除 jiā jiǎn chéng chú four rules of arithmetic/addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
阶乘 jiē chéng the factorial of a number, e.g. 5! = 5.4.3.2.1 = 120
九九乘法表 jiǔ jiǔ chéng fǎ biǎo multiplication table
空乘 kōng chéng flight attendant/on-board service
枚乘 Méi Chéng Mei Cheng (-c. 140 BC), Han dynasty poet
女乘务员 nǚ chéng wù yuán stewardess/female flight attendant
前人栽树,后人乘凉 qián rén zāi shù, hòu rén chéng liáng to enjoy the benefits of the hard work of one's predecessors. (idiom)
千乘之国 qiān shèng zhī guó (archaic) a state with a thousand chariots (to fight a war) – a powerful state
上乘 shàng chéng first-class/best quality/also pr. [shàng shèng]
试乘 shì chéng test drive
相乘 xiāng chéng to multiply (math.)/multiplication
小乘 Xiǎo shèng Hinayana, the Lesser Vehicle/Buddhism in India before the Mayahana sutras/also pr. [Xiǎo chéng]
因利乘便 yīn lì chéng biàn (idiom) to rely on the most favorable method
有机可乘 yǒu jī kě chéng to have an opportunity that one can exploit (idiom)
转乘 zhuǎn chéng to transfer/to change trains, buses etc
最小二乘 zuì xiǎo èr chéng least squares (math.)

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