dǒng to understand; to comprehend

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, cǎo grass; herb radical 140, zhòng heavy; serious; to attach importance to ]


The heart and heavy elements suggests emotion and difficulty of understanding
Number of strokes 15

Related characters

Using xīn : qíng (affection) jīng (to start) pà (to be afraid) yì (to recollect) máng (busy) lián (to pity)
Using cǎo : huā (flower) chá (tea) yīng (flower) cài (vegetable) māo (cat) cǎo (grass) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) qián (front) yì (skill) kǔ (bitter)

Different tone

dōng (east) dōng (winter) dòng (to use)

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Chinese proverb


Qiān lǐ zhī dī, kuì yú yǐ xué [qian li zhi di, kui yu yi xue]
thousand mile's dyke, river goto ant hole
An ant may destroy an entire dam
Take full attention to detail to avoid catastrophe
Spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar
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