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东 dōng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

Taiwanese actor, Jiro Wang's Chinese name has not one but two HSK 3 characters: 东城 DōngChéng or East City.


东 (dōng) English Meaning

  • east
  • host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest)
  • landlord

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to just to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 贵族住在故宫的东边和西边。
    Guìzú zhù zài gùgōng de dōngbian hé xībian.
    Aristocrats lived to the east and west of the imperial palace.
  • 他们俩一个往东,一个往西。
    Tāmen liǎ yīgè wǎng dōng, yīgè wǎng xī.
    Of the two of them, one heads east and one heads west.
  • 东也好,西也好,还是家最好。
    dōng yě hǎo, xī yě hǎo, háishì jiā zuì hǎo.
    East or west, home is best.
  • 我想坐飞机去东柏林。你可以帮助我吗?
    Wǒ xiǎng zuò fēijī qù dōng bólín. Nǐ kěyǐ bāngzhù wǒ ma?
    I’d like to fly to east Berlin. Can you help me?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

  • (yī): one
  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  • (děng): simplified tree

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 东

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 东 (dōng): east; host (i.e. sitting on the east side of guest); landlord; surname Dong

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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