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
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