东西

东西 dōngxī

东西 dōngxī Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 7 English Translations of the word 东西 dōngxī .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
dōngxī | dong1 xi1
English translation
east and west
thing
stuff
person
CL:
>[gè], jiàn [jiàn]

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About 东西 dōngxī

Read some general information about the Chinese word 东西 dōngxī .

Traditional form

東西

Part of speech

Place name / 地名 dì míng Dìmíng
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Etymology of 东西 dōngxī

Familiarize yourself with the origin and historical aspects of the Chinese word 东西 dōngxī .

Dōng

Type

pictographic

Explanation

Pictograph of a basket or a bag. The current meaning "east" is a phonetic loan. The simplified character Dōng was adapted from the cursive form of the traditional character dōng .

Positional decomposition

七小

Number of Strokes

5
西

Type

pictographic

Explanation

Origin unclear. Variously explained as a bag or bird's nest.

Positional decomposition

兀囗

Number of Strokes

6

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Example sentences using 东西 dōngxī

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nín de 东西 dōngxī Bāo 起来 qǐlai , hǎo ?

Shall I tie up your things in a parcel?

奶酪 nǎi lào shì 引诱 yǐn yòu 老鼠 lǎoshǔ 上钩 shàng gōu de hǎo de 东西 dōngxī .

Cheese is very good for luring a mouse into a trap.

刀子 dāo zi tài dùn le , kāi 东西 dōngxī .

The knife is so dull that it will not cut.

我们 wǒmen 之中 zhī zhōng shuí Néng 单独 dāndú 买得 zhè 东西 dōngxī , 所以 suǒyǐ 我们 wǒmen jiù 集资 jí zī 购买 gòu mǎi .

None of us can afford It'separately, so let's pool our resources.

现在 xiànzài ne , 因为 yīnwèi lǎo 东西 dōngxī —— zhè shì 秀才 xiù cai de jiào 秀才的名字 míngzi ——趋奉 qū fèng le , jiù zhuāng zhāo 娇滴滴 jiāo dī dī de 样子 yàngzi le .

Now, with the old man fawning on her, she puts on airs.

东西 dōngxī Decomposition

See the 3 Chinese characters that make up 东西 dōngxī and their own compounds.

东西 dōngxī Compounds

See all 208 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 东西 dōngxī in their composition.

  • Dōng
  • 西
    • shài
    • yǒu
      • qiú
        • zūn
          • zūn , dūn , zūn , zūn , , zūn , zǔn , zǔn , zūn , zūn , zǔn , jùn , , , , , ,
        • diàn , qiú , yóu , yóu , yóu , qiú , , qiū , , , , , , , ,
      • jiào
      • xìn
      • jiǔ , xǐng , pèi , , zuì , jiàng , suān , lào , chóu , , , chún , niàng , xūn , , tóng , méi , zhǐ , dīng , yùn , jiào , mǐng , zhuó , fēn , quán , , hān , , , tài , , kūn , gān , hǎi , xiān , táng , , yǒu , chuò , , zhòu , , zuì , máo , zhèn , tuó , , , , chéng
      • , lèi , , yàn , shāi , , táo , pēi , zhǎn , chuò , , tǎn , yùn , cuó , yòng , zhà , jiàng , , láo , , , tán , , , , , niàng , , líng , , jiào , , , , , , , , qiān , , , , , , , , , , ,
      • , , , , , , , , , , , , yān , , , , , , , , , chǒu , yùn , , , , , , , jiàng , , , , , , , niàng , , , , ,
    • yīn
      • yān , yān , yīn , yīn , juàn , yīn , , , , , ,
    • , qiàn , , , , , shěn , , ,
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