Mini-Test Answer: cháng

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

The correct answer for this Chinese quiz is “A. cháng”.


“长” is a polyphone, which means it can be pronounced either as “cháng or “zhǎng.”

When “长” is pronounced as “cháng, it is an adjective meaning “long.”
For example: “长发 (chángfà) long hair.”

When “长” is pronounced as “zhǎng, it is a verb meaning “to grow.”
For example: “长大 (zhǎngdà) to grow up.”

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