See also: Zhang, zhàng, zhāng, Zhāng, and zhǎng

English edit

Etymology edit

From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of Mandarin (zhàng).

Noun edit

zhang (usually uncountable, plural zhangs)

  1. A traditional Chinese unit of length, 10 Chinese feet or 1/150 Chinese mile.

Usage notes edit

The exact length of a zhang depends upon the jurisdiction, with mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong all employing differently standardized values of the Chinese foot. See chi.

Related terms edit

  • , the equivalent unit in Japanese contexts

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit


  1. Nonstandard spelling of zhāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of zhǎng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of zhàng.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.