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English Definitionto understand; to comprehend
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄨㄥˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dung2
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
懂得dǒngdeto understand; to know; to comprehend
懂事dǒngshìsensible; thoughtful; intelligent
懂局dǒngjúto know the business; to know the ropes; in the know; to know one's onions; professional; au fait
懂眼dǒngyǎn(coll.) to know the ropes; an expert
懂行dǒnghángto know the ropes
Words With Same Tail Word    
不懂bùdǒngnot to understand; cannot (see, hear, understand, as verb complement); incomprehension
弄懂nòngdǒngto make sense of; to grasp the meaning of; to figure out
懵懂měngdǒngconfused; ignorant
易懂yìdǒngeasy to understand
看懂kàndǒngto understand what one is reading or watching
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