征: invade; journey | to recruit | 4th note in a pentatonic scale

 

征 zhēng

noun | verb
: journey; trip; expedition
: to go on long campaign; to attack

徵 [征] zhēng

noun | verb
: to invite; to recruit
: to levy (taxes)
: to draft (troops)
: phenomenon; symptom
: characteristic sign (used as proof); evidence

徵 [征] zhǐ


: 4th note in pentatonic scale 五音, roughly sol

Kun Reading

征く | ゆく yuku

godan verb with ku ending
: to conquer; to subjugate

徴 | しるし shirushi

noun
: sign; indication; omen

徴す | しるす shirusu

godan verb with su ending | transitive verb
: to show a sign (i.e. an omen)

徴する | ちょうする chousuru

suru verb – special class | transitive verb
: to collect
: to solicit; to seek
: to look for evidence; to check; to compare
: to summon

On Reading

せい sei

徴 | ち chi

noun
: fourth degree (of the Japanese & Chinese pentatonic scale)

ちょう chou

 Usage:

征服 zheng1fu2: to conquer; to subdue; to vanquish
[せいふく seifuku: conquest; subjugation; overcoming]
征程 zheng1cheng2: journey; expedition; voyage
征人 zheng1ren2: traveler (on a long journey); participant in an expedition; garrison soldier; new recruit
征伐 zheng1fa2: to go on or send a punitive expedition
[せいばつ seibatsu: conquest; subjugation; overcoming]
征勦[剿] zheng1jiao3: to mount a punitive expedition against bandits
長[长]征 chang2zheng1: expedition; long journey; Long March (retreat of the Red Army 1934-1935)
[ちょうせい chousei: lengthy military expedition; the Long March]
出征 chu1zheng1: to go into battle; to campaign (military)
[しゅっせい shussei: departure (for the front)]
力征 li4zheng1: by force; to conquer by force of arms; power
徵[征]求 zheng1qiu2: to solicit; to seek; to request (opinions, feedback etc); to petition
徵[征]收 zheng1shou1: to levy (a fine); to impose (a tariff)
徵[征]文 zheng1wen2: call for entries
徵[征]集 zheng1ji2: to collect; to recruit
[徴集 | ちょうしゅう choushuu: levying; recruitment]
徵稅[征税] zheng1shui4: to levy taxes
[徴税 | ちょうぜい chouzei: tax collection; taxation]
特徵[征] te4zheng1: characteristic; diagnostic property; distinctive feature; trait
[特徴 | とくちょう toku: feature; trait; characteristic; pecularity]
象徵[征] xiang4zheng1: emblem; symbol; token; badge; to symbolize; to signify; to stand for
[象徴 | しょうちょう shouchou: symbol]
應徵[应征] ying4zheng1: to apply (for a job); to reply to a job advertisement
引徵[征] yin3zheng1: quotation; citing; to cite; to reference
強徵[强征] qiang3zheng1: to press into service; to impress; to commandeer



Japanese expression
*南征北伐 | なんせいほくばつ nansei hokubatsu
: attacking in all directions

征途に上る | せいとにのぼる seito ni noboru
: to start on a journey; to go on a military expedition



Chinese idiom
*南征北伐 nan2 zheng1 bei3 fa2
: war on all sides; fighting from all four quarters

御駕親征 [御驾亲征] yu4 jia4 qin1 zheng1
: the emperor leads his troops into battle; to take part personally in an expedition

徵名責實 [征名责实] zheng1 ming2 ze2 shi2
: to seek out the real nature based on the name; to judge something at face value

東征西討 [东征西讨] dong1 zheng1 xi1 tao3
: war on all sides; fighting from all four quarters

有征無戰 [有征无战] you3 zheng1 wu2 zhan4
: to win without a fight

 Etymology:
形声-R Pictophonetic-Reclarified.
彳 (chi4: step with left foot; radical 60) reclarifies the meaning while
(zheng4 | zheng1: right) provides the sound.




徵 zheng1 | zhi3: summon, recruit | musical note:
彳 chi4: step with left foot; radical 60 +
山 shan1: mountain, hill, peak +
一 yi1: one; a, an; alone +
壬 ren2: 9th heavenly stem +
攵 pu1: rap, tap; radical 66




簡體Simplified.
simplified form is 征. Created as unique simplification #327 (徵 » 征) via replacement of character component.



 Examples:
劍是鬥士的象徵。
jian4 shi4 dou4shi4 de xiang4zheng1.
The sword is the symbol of a warrior (fighter).

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary