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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
Chinese Definition:
①方向,太陽出升的一邊,與“西”相對:東方。東經(本初子午線以東的經度或經線)。東山再起(喻失勢之後,重新恢復地位)。付諸東流。
②主人(古代主位在東,賓位在西):房東。股東。東道主(泛指請客的主人,亦稱“東道”、“作東”)。
③姓氏。

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 xi thing; stuff; person; Classifiers:
東北 dōng běi Northeast China; Manchuria
東北 dōng běi northeast
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