duō many

Made up of [ sunset; evening radical 36, sunset; evening radical 36]

Note

The concept of 'many' is denoted by two duplicate character for 'evening' indicating many hard day's toil
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using : wài (outside) yè (night) suì (year) míng (name)
Using : wài (outside) yè (night) suì (year) míng (name)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

鄂尔多斯 Ordos, Inner Mongolia

Proverbs

交个朋友多条路,树个敌人多堵墙 jiāo gè péng you duō tiáo lù, shù gè dí rén duō dǔ qiáng It is better to make friends than enemies
能者多劳 néng zhě duō láo Busy people are busy because they are capable
少见多怪 shaǒ jiàn duō guài Unsettled by a new environment
夜长梦多 yè cháng mèng duō When in hard times it is foolish to merely dream of better things

Phrases

多少 duō shǎo how much
你要多少瓶葡萄酒 nǐ yào duō shǎo píng pú táo jiǔ You want how many bottles of wine?

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