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开动
Main
English Definitionto start; to set in motion; to move; to march; to dig in (eating); to tuck in (eating)
Simplified Script开动
Traditional Script開動
Pinyinkāidòng
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄞ ㄉㄨㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoi1dung6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
kāito open; to start; to turn on; to boil; to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc); to operate (a vehicle); carat (gold); abbr. for Kelvin, 开尔文; abbr. for 开本, book format; ; (to hold (meeting, exhibition, etc.)
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

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
开始kāishǐto begin; beginning; to start; initial
开学kāixuéfoundation of a University or College; school opening; the start of a new term
开玩笑kāi wánxiàoto play a joke; to make fun of; to joke
开展kāizhǎnto launch; to develop; to unfold; (of an exhibition etc) to open
开放kāifàngto bloom; to open; to be open (to the public); to open up (to the outside); to be open-minded; unrestrained by convention; unconstrained in one's sexuality
Words With Same Tail Word    
活动huódòngto exercise; to move about; to operate; to use connections (personal influence); loose; shaky; active; movable; activity; campaign; maneuver; behavior
劳动láodòngwork; toil; physical labor
运动yùndòngto move; to exercise; sports; exercise; motion; movement; campaign
行动xíngdòngoperation; action; to move; mobile
推动tuīdòngto push (for acceptance of a plan); to push forward; to promote; to actuate
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