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望子成龍

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Pīnyīn
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lit. to hope one's son becomes a dragon (idiom); fig. to long for one' s child to succeed in life / to have great hopes for one's offspring / to give one's child the best education as a career investment

Character decomposition:

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Mandarin
Pīnyīn
Unihan Definition
standalone and in compounds
Jyutping
Cantonese
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Four corner
Cangjie
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 *望* | 望* | *望
11画
to look at, look forward; to hope, expect
0710.4
YBHG
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 *子* | 子* | *子
3画
offspring, child; fruit, seed of; 1st terrestrial branch
1740.7
ND
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 *成* | 成* | *成
7画
completed, finished, fixed
5320.0
IHS
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 *龍* | 龍* | *龍
16画
dragon; symbolic of emperor
0121.1
YBYSP

Word decomposition:

TraditionalEnglish Definition
lit. to hope one's son becomes a dragon (idiom); fig. to long for one' s child to succeed in life / to have great hopes for one's offspring / to give one's child the best education as a career investment
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *望* | 望* | *望
full moon / to hope / to expect / to visit / to gaze (into the distance) / to look towards / towards
 
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *子* | 子* | *子
son / child / seed / egg / small thing / 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat / Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 / ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)
 
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  *子* | 子* | *子
(noun suffix)
  
  Chéng
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *成* | 成* | *成
surname Cheng
  
  chéng
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *成* | 成* | *成
to succeed / to finish / to complete / to accomplish / to become / to turn into / to be all right / OK! / one tenth
  
Jackie Chan (1954-), kungfu film and Cantopop star
  
to succeed in life / to become somebody
   
   Lóng
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *龍* | 龍* | *龍
surname Long
   
   lóng
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *龍* | 龍* | *龍
dragon / CL: 條|条 / imperial