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(Trad.: 東)
Pinyin: dōng
English Definition: east; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord
Chinese Definition:
①方向,太阳出升的一边,与“西”相对:东方。东经(本初子午线以东的经度或经线)。东山再起(喻失势之后,重新恢复地位)。付诸东流。
②主人(古代主位在东,宾位在西):房东。股东。东道主(泛指请客的主人,亦称“东道”、“作东”)。
③姓氏。

Antonyms: 西
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictographic: Simplified form of 東, the sun 日 rising behind a tree 木
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • seven
    • small, tiny, insignificant
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Example Words:
做东 [ zuò dōng ]: to act as host
东张西望 [ dōng zhāng wàng ]: to look in all directions (idiom); to glance around
东道主 [ dōng dào zhǔ ]: host; official host (e.g. venue for games or a conference)
股东 [ dōng ]: shareholder; stockholder
房东 [ fáng dōng ]: landlord
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