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English Definitioneast; the East; the Orient; (Chinese surname)
Simplified Script东方
Traditional Script東方
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄥ ㄈㄤ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dung1fong1
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure WordsNone
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
dōngeast; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord; (Chinese surname)
fāngsquare; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; measure word for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
东西dōngxithing; stuff; person
东北dōngběinortheast; Northeast China; Manchuria
东部dōngbùthe east; eastern part
东面dōngmiàneast side (of something)
Words With Same Tail Word    
双方shuāngfāngbilateral; both sides; both parties involved
西方xīfāngthe West; the Occident; Western countries
北方běifāngnorth; the northern part a country; China north of the Yellow River
南方nánfāngsouth; the southern part of the country; the South
对方duìfāngcounterpart; other person involved; opposite side; other side; receiving party
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