尝 (嘗) cháng

  1. cháng adverb already / formerly / already / ever / once
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 嘗 (simplified 尝) is placed before a verb to indicate past tense in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119). For example, 吾嘗聞之矣。'I have heard these points' (Mengzi: 5.2/25/16, translation by Legge)
  2. cháng verb to tast / to try
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 嘗 (simplified 尝) is a full verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119).

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尝试饱尝品尝未尝卧薪尝胆浅尝何尝

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