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

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese (zhàng).

NounEdit

zhang (usually uncountable, plural zhangs)

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

Usage notesEdit

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 termsEdit

  • , the equivalent unit in Japanese contexts

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

zhang

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

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.