(chéng) surname Cheng


(chéng) to ride; to mount; to make use of; to avail oneself of; to take advantage of; to multiply (mathematics); Buddhist sect or creed


(shèng) four horse military chariot (archaic); four (archaic); generic term for history books

乘人不备 (w)

(chéngrénbùbèi) to take advantage of sb in an unguarded moment (idiom); to take sb by surprise

乘人之危 (w)

(chéngrénzhīwēi) to take advantage of sb's precarious position

乘便 (w)

(chéngbiàn) at your convenience

乘幂 (w)

(chéngmì) the power of a number (square, cube etc); to exponentiate (math.)

乘务员 (w)

(chéngwùyuán) attendant on an airplane, train, boat etc

乘胜 (w)

(chéngshèng) to follow up a victory; to pursue retreating enemy

乘胜追击 (w)

(chéngshèngzhuījī) to follow up a victory and press home the attack; to pursue retreating enemy

乘势 (w)

(chéngshì) to seize the opportunity; to strike while the iron is hot

乘坐 (w)

(chéngzuò) to ride (in a vehicle)

乘坚策肥 (w)

(chéngjiāncèféi) to live in luxury; lit. to ride a solid carriage pulled by fat horses

乘客 (w)

(chéngkè) passenger

乘数 (w)

(chéngshù) multiplier

乘方 (w)

(chéngfāng) to square a number; to calculate the square

乘机 (w)

(chéngjī) to seize the chance; opportunistic

乘法 (w)

(chéngfǎ) multiplication

乘法表 (w)

(chéngfǎbiǎo) multiplication table

乘法逆 (w)

(chéngfǎnì) multiplicative inverse (math.)

乘凉 (w)

(chéngliáng) to cool off in the shade

乘火打劫 (w)

(chénghuǒdǎjié) to take advantage of sb's misfortune; to loot

乘积 (w)

(chéngjī) product (result of multiplication)

乘兴 (w)

(chéngxìng) while in high spirits; feeling upbeat; on an impulse

乘船 (w)

(chéngchuán) to embark; to travel by ship; to ferry

乘虚 (w)

(chéngxū) to take advantage of weakness

乘虚而入 (w)

(chéngxūérrù) to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse

乘号 (w)

(chénghào) multiplication sign (math.)

乘警 (w)

(chéngjǐng) police on trains; train marshal

乘车 (w)

(chéngchē) to ride (in a car or carriage); to drive; to motor

乘除 (w)

(chéngchú) to multiply and divide

乘隙 (w)

(chéngxì) to seize an opportunity; to exploit (a loophole)

乘风 (w)

(chéngfēng) to ride the wind; to use a fair wind; to take an opportunity

乘风破浪 (w)

(chéngfēngpòlàng) to brave the wind and the billows (idiom); to have high ambitions

乘鹤 (w)

(chénghè) to fly on a crane; to die

乘龙 (w)

(chénglóng) to ride the dragon; to die (of emperors and kings)

乘龙快婿 (w)

(chénglóngkuàixù) ideal son-in-law