都 dōu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

都 (dōu) English Meaning

  • all
  • both
  • entirely
  • (used for emphasis) even
  • already
  • (not) at all

Traditional Character:

This character is also pronounced dū in other HSK levels.

 

Sample Sentences

  • 我都知道。
    Wǒ dū zhīdào.
    I know all that.
  • 一切都没了。
    Yīqiè dōu méiliǎo.
    It’s all gone.
  • 他通通都吃了。
    Tā tōngtōng dū chīle.
    He ate all of it.
  • 我们都很生气。
    Wǒmen dōu hěn shēngqì.
    We’re all angry.
  • 大家都笑我。
    Dàjiā dōu xiào wǒ.
    Everyone laughed at me.

Stroke Order & Character Components

都 (dōu): all; both; entirely; (used for emphasis) even; already; (not) at all

  • 耂 (lǎo): old
  • 日 (rì): sun
  • 阝(邑) (fù): city
  • 者 (zhě): (after a verb or adjective) one who (is) …; (after a noun) person involved in …; -er; -ist; (used after a number or 後|后 (huò) or 前(qián) to refer to sth mentioned previously); (used after a term, to mark a pause before defining the term); (old) (used at the end of a command); (old) this
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