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Meaning of 洞

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Pinyin: dòng
English Definition: cave; hole; zero (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers); Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①用本义。
②幽深。[合]洞虚(深幽)。
③广阔。[合]洞庭(广阔的庭院;又指湖名)。
④深。[合]洞壑(深谷);洞豁(深广);洞井(深洞)。
⑤清澈。[合]洞观(清澈见底);洞朗(清彻明亮);洞光(透明通亮)。
⑥透彻。[合]洞溢(透彻,详赡);洞视(透视,看得清楚);洞彻(洞澈。清澈;了解透彻)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
空洞 [ kōng dòng ]: cavity; empty; vacuous
洞口 [ dòng kǒu ]: Dongkou county in Shaoyang 邵阳 , Hunan
洞口 [ dòng kǒu ]: cave mouth; tunnel entrance
洞穴 [ dòng xué ]: cave; cavern
山洞 [ shān dòng ]: cavern; cave
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