dǒng to understand; to comprehend

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

Note

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)

< Previous dōng Next dòng >

Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Yù bù zhuó bù chén qì [yu bu zhuo bu chen qi]
jade not polished not accomplish gem
Jade requires fashioning to turn into a gem
Training and discipline are needed to build character
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Jiǔ niú maó [jiu niu yi mao]
nine ox one hair
Nine cows are missing just one hair
An insignificant amount. A trivial matter.
A drop in the ocean
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