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Stroke order
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Etymology

Originally represented a bag tied at both ends, and was later borrowed phonetically to mean "east".[1] This borrowing may have been influenced by reinterpreting the character as the sun () rising behind a tree ().

Han character

(radical 75 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 木田 (DW), four-corner 50906, composition)

  1. east, eastern, eastward

References

  • KangXi: page 513, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14499
  • Dae Jaweon: page 899, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1165, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+6771

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale dung1)


Japanese

Noun

(hiragana ひがし, romaji higashi)

  1. the east

(hiragana あずま, romaji azuma)

  1. east, Eastern Japan

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Adnominal

東の(ひがしの, higashino)

  1. east; eastern; easterly

Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 동 (revised: dong, McCune-Reischauer: tong, Yale: tong)
  • Name (hangeul): 동녘 (revised: dongnyeok, McCune-Reischauer: tongnyŏk, Yale: tongnyekh)

Compounds


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(simplified 东, pinyin dōng (dong1), Wade-Giles tung1)

Noun

(traditional, Pinyin dōng, simplified )

  1. east, eastern, eastward



Vietnamese

Han character

(đông, đang)

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