dòng to use; to act; to move

Made up of [ strength radical 19, yún cloud; say ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Related characters


Using : nán (male) gōng (accomplishment) láo (to toil) lìng (other) lì (to experience) wèi (do)
Using yún : yùn (to move) huì (can)

Different tone

dōng (east) dōng (winter) dǒng (to understand)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 动
Stroke order for character 动, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

风吹草动 fēng chuī cǎo dòng A minor repercussion of a larger action. A trifling consequence
风吹草动 fēng chuī cǎo dòng A minor repercussion of a larger action. A trifling consequence
Wed 10th Jan

The long cold trek to school

A distressing story of harsh life in the provinces has moved many hearts on Chinese social media.

Wang Fuman walked the 3 miles to school in the freezing cold dressed only in thin clothes. He is one of the millions of 'left-behind' children who live in villages. Both his parents have moved away to work in the cities and so he is looked after by an older sister and his grandmother. Cold weather in Yunnan province can be fierce but is not as common as elsewhere in China.


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