cong1
lax; yielding; unhurried

cong2
surname Cong

cong2
from; via; passing through; through (a gap); past; ever (followed by negative, meaning never); (formerly pr. and related to 縱|纵) to follow; to comply with; to obey; to join; to engage in; adopting some mode of action or attitude; follower; retainer; acce

zong4
second cousin

strokes 4
radical
strokes after radical 2
碍难从命 礙難從命 ai4 nan2 cong2 ming4
difficult to obey orders (idiom); much to my embarrassment, I am unable to comply

宾语关系从句 賓語關係從句 bin1 yu3 guan1 xi4 cong2 ju4
object relative clause

病从口入 病從口入 bing4 cong2 kou3 ru4
Illness enters by the mouth (idiom). Mind what you eat!; fig. A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.

病从口入,祸从口出 病從口入,禍從口出 bing4 cong2 kou3 ru4 - huo4 cong2 kou3 chu1
Illness enters by the mouth, trouble comes out by the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.

从长计议 從長計議 cong1 chang2 ji4 yi4
to take one's time making a decision (idiom); to consider at length

从不 從不 cong2 bu4
never

从此 從此 cong2 ci3
from now on; since then; henceforth

从此往后 從此往後 cong2 ci3 wang3 hou4
from here on

从从容容 從從容容 cong2 cong2 rong2 rong2
unhurried; all in good time

从动 從動 cong2 dong4
-driven (of mechanism, driven by a component); slave (wheel, pulley)

从而 從而 cong2 er2
thus; thereby

从犯 從犯 cong2 fan4
accessory to a crime; accomplice

从何 從何 cong2 he2
whence?; where from?

从化 從化 cong2 hua4
Conghua county level city in Guangzhou 廣州|广州, Guangdong

从化市 從化市 cong2 hua4 shi4
Conghua county level city in Guangzhou 廣州|广州, Guangdong

从缓 從緩 cong2 huan3
not to hurry; to procrastinate; to postpone

从谏如流 從諫如流 cong2 jian4 ru2 liu2
to follow admonition as natural flow (idiom); to accept criticism or correction (even from one's inferiors)

从江 從江 cong2 jiang1
Congjiang county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州, Guizhou

从江县 從江縣 cong2 jiang1 xian4
Congjiang county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州, Guizhou

从井救人 從井救人 cong2 jing3 jiu4 ren2
to jump into a well to rescue sb else (idiom); fig. to help others at the risk to oneself

从句 從句 cong2 ju4
clause

从军 從軍 cong2 jun1
to enlist; to serve in the army

从宽 從寬 cong2 kuan1
lenient; leniently

从来 從來 cong2 lai2
always; at all times; never (if used in negative sentence)

从来不 從來不 cong2 lai2 bu4
never

从来没 從來沒 cong2 lai2 mei2
never

从来没有 從來沒有 cong2 lai2 mei2 you3
have never; never before

从里到外 從裡到外 cong2 li3 dao4 wai4
from the inside to the outside; through and through; thoroughly

从良 從良 cong2 liang2
(of a slave or servant) to be given one's freedom; (of a prostitute) to marry and leave one's trade

从略 從略 cong2 lve4
to omit (less important details etc)

从没 從沒 cong2 mei2
never (in the past); never did

从命 從命 cong2 ming4
to obey an order; to comply; to do sb's bidding; to do as requested

从难从严 從難從嚴 cong2 nan2 cong2 yan2
demanding and strict (idiom); exacting

从前 從前 cong2 qian2
previously; formerly; once upon a time

从轻 從輕 cong2 qing1
to be lenient (in sentencing)

从容 從容 cong2 rong2
to go easy; unhurried; calm; Taiwan pr.

从戎 從戎 cong2 rong2
to enlist; to be in the army

从容不迫 從容不迫 cong2 rong2 bu4 po4
calm; unruffled

从善如登,从恶如崩 從善如登,從惡如崩 cong2 shan4 ru2 deng1 - cong2 e4 ru2 beng1
doing good is like a hard climb, doing evil is like an easy fall (idiom)

从善如流 從善如流 cong2 shan4 ru2 liu2
readily following good advice (idiom); willing to accept other people's views

从实招来 從實招來 cong2 shi2 zhao1 lai2
to own up to the facts

从事 從事 cong2 shi4
to go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do

从事研究 從事研究 cong2 shi4 yan2 jiu1
to do research; to carry out research

从属 從屬 cong2 shu3
subordinate

从速 從速 cong2 su4
(to do sth) with dispatch; as soon as possible

从天而降 從天而降 cong2 tian1 er2 jiang4
lit. to drop from the sky (idiom); fig. to appear unexpectedly; to arise abruptly; out of the blue; to drop into one's lap

从头 從頭 cong2 tou2
anew; from the start

从头到脚 從頭到腳 cong2 tou2 dao4 jiao3
from head to foot

从头到尾 從頭到尾 cong2 tou2 dao4 wei3
from start to finish; from head to tail; the whole (thing)

从未 從未 cong2 wei4
never

从先 從先 cong2 xian1
(dialect) before; in the past; previously

从小 從小 cong2 xiao3
from childhood; as a child

从心所欲 從心所欲 cong2 xin1 suo3 yu4
whatever you like; to do as one pleases

从严 從嚴 cong2 yan2
strict; rigorous; severely

从严惩处 從嚴懲處 cong2 yan2 cheng2 chu3
to deal with sb severely (idiom)

从业 從業 cong2 ye4
to practice (a trade)

从业人员 從業人員 cong2 ye4 ren2 yuan2
employee; person employed in a trade or profession

从一而终 從一而終 cong2 yi1 er2 zhong1
faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)

从影 從影 cong2 ying3
to make movies; to be a movie actor (or actress)

从优 從優 cong2 you1
preferential treatment; most favored terms

从者 從者 cong2 zhe3
follower; attendant

从中 從中 cong2 zhong1
from within; therefrom

从众 從眾 cong2 zhong4
to follow the crowd; to conform

打从 打從 da3 cong2
from; (ever) since

服从 服從 fu2 cong2
to obey (an order); to comply; to defer

敢不从命 敢不從命 gan3 bu4 cong2 ming4
to not dare to disobey an order (idiom)

跟从 跟從 gen1 cong2
to follow; (of a woman) to get married; (old) attendant

恭敬不如从命 恭敬不如從命 gong1 jing4 bu4 ru2 cong2 ming4
deference is no substitute for obedience (idiom); (said to accept sb's request, invitation etc)

过从 過從 guo4 cong2
to have relations with; to associate with

何去何从 何去何從 he2 qu4 he2 cong2
what course to follow; what path to take

祸从口出 禍從口出 huo4 cong2 kou3 chu1
Trouble issues from the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.

老鼠拉龟,无从下手 老鼠拉龜,無從下手 lao3 shu3 la1 gui1 - wu2 cong2 xia4 shou3
like mice trying to pull a turtle, nowhere to get a hand grip (idiom); no clue where to start

力不从心 力不從心 li4 bu4 cong2 xin1
less capable than desirable (idiom); not as strong as one would wish; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

盲从 盲從 mang2 cong2
to follow blindly; to conform slavishly; unthinking obedience

名从主人 名從主人 ming2 cong2 zhu3 ren2
named after (the original owner)

弃恶从善 棄惡從善 qi4 e4 cong2 shan4
to renounce evil and turn to virtue (idiom)

轻车简从 輕車簡從 qing1 che1 jian3 cong2
(of an official) to travel with little luggage and just a small escort; to travel without ostentation

屈从 屈從 qu1 cong2
to capitulate

人从 人從 ren2 cong2
retinue; hangers-on

任从 任從 ren4 cong2
at one's discretion

三从四德 三從四德 san1 cong2 si4 de2
Confucian moral injunctions for women, namely: obey in turn three men father, husband and son, plus the four virtues of morality 德, physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功

舍正从邪 捨正從邪 she3 zheng4 cong2 xie2
to be corrupted by evil influences (idiom)

沈从文 沈從文 shen3 cong2 wen2
Shen Congwen (1902-1988), novelist

师从 師從 shi1 cong2
to study under (a teacher)

侍从 侍從 shi4 cong2
chamberlain (in imperial China)

侍从官 侍從官 shi4 cong2 guan1
aide-de-camp

誓死不从 誓死不從 shi4 si3 bu4 cong2
to vow to die rather than obey (idiom)

顺从 順從 shun4 cong2
obedient; to comply; to submit; to defer

随从 隨從 sui2 cong2
to accompany; to follow; to attend; entourage; attendant

听从 聽從 ting1 cong2
to listen and obey; to comply with; to heed; to hearken

投笔从戎 投筆從戎 tou2 bi3 cong2 rong2
to lay down the pen and take up the sword (idiom); to join the military (esp. of educated person)

唯命是从 唯命是從 wei2 ming4 shi4 cong2
to follow obediently

无从 無從 wu2 cong2
not to have access; beyond one's authority or capability; sth one has no way of doing

无所适从 無所適從 wu2 suo3 shi4 cong2
not knowing which course to follow (idiom); at a loss what to do

喜从天降 喜從天降 xi3 cong2 tian1 jiang4
joy from heaven (idiom); overjoyed at unexpected good news; unlooked-for happy event

胁从犯 脅從犯 xie2 cong2 fan4
induced accomplice; coerced accomplice; accomplice under duress

信从 信從 xin4 cong2
to trust and obey

行不从径 行不從徑 xing2 bu4 cong2 jing4
lit. not following the straight path (idiom); fig. looking for a shortcut to get ahead in work or study

驯从 馴從 xun4 cong2
tame; obedient

言听计从 言聽計從 yan2 ting1 ji4 cong2
to see, hear and obey (idiom); to take advice; to take sb at his word

一部二十四史,不知从何说起 一部二十四史,不知從何說起 yi1 bu4 er4 shi2 si4 shi3 - bu4 zhi1 cong2 he2 shuo1 qi3
It's a long and intricate story, I hardly know where to start.

依从 依從 yi1 cong2
to comply with; to obey

应从 應從 ying4 cong2
to assent; to comply with

择善而从 擇善而從 ze2 shan4 er2 cong2
to choose the right course and follow it (idiom)

指挥有方,人人乐从 指揮有方,人人樂從 zhi3 hui1 you3 fang1 - ren2 ren2 le4 cong2
Command right and you will be obeyed cheerfully. (idiom)

治丧从俭 治喪從儉 zhi4 sang4 cong2 jian3
to be frugal in attending to funeral rites (idiom)

中心埋置关系从句 中心埋置關係從句 zhong1 xin1 mai2 zhi4 guan1 xi4 cong2 ju4
center-embedded relative clauses

主从 主從 zhu3 cong2
master-slave (computing); client-server (computing); primary and secondary

自从 自從 zi4 cong2
since (a time); ever since

驺从 騶從 zou1 cong2
mounted escort

尊从 尊從 zun1 cong2
to obey; to observe; to follow

遵从 遵從 zun1 cong2
to comply with; to follow (directives); to defer (to the judgment of superiors)