Meaning of 栋

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(Trad.: 棟)
Pinyin: dòng
English Definition: classifier for houses or buildings; ridgepole (old)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ dōng ] east, eastern, eastward
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Example Words
栋梁 dòng liáng ridgepole; ridgepole and beams; person able to bear heavy responsibility; mainstay (of organization); pillar (of state)
雕梁画栋 diāo liáng huà dòng richly ornamented (building)
汗牛充栋 hàn niú chōng dòng lit. enough books to make a pack-ox sweat or to fill a house to the rafters (idiom); fig. many books
吴作栋 zuò dòng Goh Chok Tong (1941-), Singapore businessman and politician, prime minister 1990-2004
画栋雕梁 huà dòng diāo liáng a richly ornamented building (idiom)
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Example Sentences
This building is very tall.
She lives in a big building.
Lightning struck this building.
He lives on the top floor of an apartment building.
The height of this building is 1meters.