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Pronunciation : zēng
Meaning :
  1. increase; gain; add; expand; grow. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 15
Traditional :
Usage : 26.6%
Common Words / Phrases:
zēng jiā
: increase; swell; improve; expand; wax
zēng jìn
: promote; enhance
zēng qiáng
: strengthen; enhance
zēng guǎng
: widen
zēng zhǎng
: increase; swell; grow; rise
1. The workers are striking for higher wages.
gōng rén men gōng yāo qiú zēng jiā gōng
工人们 : workers
罢工 : go or be on strike
要求 : request
增加 : increase
工资 : wages; salary
2. Last week I gained another five pounds.
shàng zhōu de zhòng yòu zēng jiā le páng
上周 : last week
我的 : my
体重 : weight
: again
增加 : increase
: particle indicating that something has happened
: five
: pound
3. The resentment festered in his mind.
xīn zhōng de fèn hèn yǒu zēng jiǎn
: his
心中 : in the heart; in the mind; at heart
: particle used after an attribute; to
愤恨 : resentment
有增无减 : increase rather than decrease
4. He doesn’t know how to turn up the volume on the hi-fi set.
zhī dào shǐ yīn xiǎng de yīn liàng zēng
: he
不知道 : don’t know
如何 : how
使 : to make; to cause
音响 : volume
: particle used after an attribute; to
音量 : volume
增大 : to enlarge; to amplify; to magnify
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