Meaning of 懂

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Pinyin: dǒng
English Definition: to understand; to comprehend
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mind) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ dǒng ] to direct, to supervise; surname
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Example Words
懂得 dǒng de to understand; to know; to comprehend
懂事 dǒng shì sensible; thoughtful; intelligent
懵懂 měng dǒng confused; ignorant
似懂非懂 dǒng fēi dǒng to not really understand; to half-understand
懂行 dǒng háng to know the ropes
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Example Sentences
I can understand Chinese.
I don't understand Chinese when I listen.
He can understand what I say, when he listens.
I can't understand this word.
I know how to prevent a cold.