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English Definitionto set about (a task); to hit; to punch; to touch
Simplified Script动手
Traditional Script動手
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄥˋ ㄕㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dung6sau2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
dòng(of something) to move; to set in movement; to displace; to touch; to make use of; to stir (emotions); to alter; abbr. for 动词, verb
shǒuhand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; measure word for skill

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
动员dòngyuánto mobilize; to arouse; mobilization
动人dòngréntouching; moving
动作dòngzuòmovement; motion; action
动身dòngshēnto go on a journey; to leave
Words With Same Tail Word    
握手wòshǒuto shake hands
右手yòushǒuright hand; right-hand side
左手zuǒshǒuleft hand; left-hand side
着手zhuóshǒuto put one's hand to it; to start out on a task; to set out
助手zhùshǒuassistant; helper
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