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PinYin chéng    Simplified 乘    Traditional
  1. to ride
  2. to mount
  3. to make use of
  4. to avail oneself of
  5. to take advantage of
  6. to multiply (mathematics)
  7. Buddhist sect or creed
PinYin shèng    Simplified 乘    Traditional
  1. four horse military chariot (archaic)
  2. four (archaic)
  3. generic term for history books
PinYin chéng    Simplified 乘    Traditional
  1. surname Cheng
PinYin chéng    Simplified 乘    Traditional
  1. old variant of 乘[cheng2]

Chinese meanings
  1. shèng
    BS 丿 | BH 9
    乘1春秋时晋国的史书叫‘乘’,后来通称一般史书:史~│野~。

    乘2
    [shèng]古代称四匹马拉的车一辆为一乘:千~之国。另见chéng。

    ◆ 乘
    chéng
    BS 丿 | BH 9
    乘1
    ①用交通工具或牲畜代替步行;坐:~船 ㄧ~马ㄧ~火车。
    ②利用(机会等):~势ㄧ~胜直追。口语里多说‘趁’chèn。
    ③佛教的教义:大~ㄧ小~。
    ④(Chéng)姓。

    乘2
    [chéng]进行乘法运算。另见shèng。

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