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Meaning of 顿

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(Trad.: 頓)
Pinyin: dùn
English Definition: to stop; to pause; to arrange; to lay out; to kowtow; to stamp (one's foot); at once; classifier for meals, beatings, scoldings etc: time, bout, spell, meal
Chinese Definition:
①很短时间的停止:停顿。顿宕。抑扬顿挫。
②忽然,立刻,一下子:顿然。顿即。顿悟。茅塞顿开。
③叩,跺:顿首再拜。
④处理,设置:安顿。整顿。
⑤疲乏:困顿。劳顿。
⑥书法上指运笔用力向下而暂不移动:横的两头都要顿一顿。
⑦次:三顿饭。
⑧古同“钝”,不锋利。
⑨姓氏。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (head) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ tún ] village, hamlet; camp; station
    • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
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Example Words
整顿 zhěng dùn to tidy up; to reorganize; to consolidate; to rectify
华盛顿 huá shèng dùn Washington (name); George Washington (1732-1799), first US president; Washington, US State; Washington, D.C. (US federal capital)
顿时 dùn shí immediately; suddenly
停顿 tíng dùn to halt; to break off; pause (in speech)
安顿 ān dùn to find a place for; to help settle down; to arrange for; undisturbed; peaceful
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