dōu all; both; entirely

Made up of [ zhě in process of; involved in , place radical 163]

Note

The yi (city) radical gives idea of a large number of people
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses zhě component: shǔ (office) xù (beginnings) zhǔ (to cook) zhū (hog)
Also uses component: jiāo (suburbs) lín (neighbor) nà (that)

Different tone

dǒu (unit of weight) dòu (bean)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

成都 Chengdu, Sichuan

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