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The Chinese word du - 读 - dú
(to read in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced dòu. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

to read, to attend school,
to study, to learn

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The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( du / dú ) with pronunciation (English translation: to read )
读 ( du / dú ) in traditional characters
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Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to say  |  to attend school
读 ( du / dú ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 448)
Chinese example words containing the character 读 ( du / dú )
读卡器 ( dúkăqì = card reader ), 读书 ( dúshū = to read ), 儿童读物 ( értóngdúwù = children's book ), 复读机 ( fùdújī = repeater ), 朗读 ( lăngdú = to read aloud ), 阅读 ( yuèdú = to read ), 走读学校 ( zŏu dú xuéxiào = (day) school )
Other characters that are pronounced dú in Chinese
More words that mean to read in Chinese
dúshū ( 读书 ), kàn ( 看 ), lăn ( 览 ), niàn ( 念 ), yuè ( 阅 ), yuèdú ( 阅读 )

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