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Meaning of 東

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(Simplified: 东)
Pinyin: dōng
English Definition: east; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord
Antonyms: 西
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: The sun rising behind a tree ; compare 西
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
Example Words:
東西 [ dōng ]: east and west
東西 [ dōng xi ]: thing; stuff; person; Classifiers:
房東 [ fáng dōng ]: landlord
東張西望 [ dōng zhāng wàng ]: to look in all directions (idiom); to glance around
東道主 [ dōng dào zhǔ ]: host; official host (e.g. venue for games or a conference)
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Example Sentences