The Chinese word 东 means “east” in English. It is commonly used in Chinese to describe the direction or location of something, such as “东方”, which means “the East” or “东边”, which means “to the east”. It is also used in names of places, such as “东京”, which means “Tokyo” in Japanese, and “东北”, which means “Northeast” in Chinese.
|东边有一座山||dōng biān yǒu yī zuò shān||There is a mountain to the east|
|我家在东南角||wǒ jiā zài dōng nán jiǎo||My house is in the southeast corner|
|他们往东走了很久||tāmen wǎng dōng zǒu le hěn jiǔ||They walked east for a long time|
|东风吹拂着大地||dōng fēng chuī fú zhe dà dì||The east wind is blowing over the land|
|我们要去东京旅游||wǒmen yào qù dōng jīng lǚ yóu||We are going to Tokyo for a trip|
|他的房间朝东||tā de fáng jiān cháo dōng||His room faces east|
|这个城市在东海岸||zhège chéngshì zài dōng hǎi’àn||This city is on the east coast|
|东西南北都有好风景||dōng xī nán běi dōu yǒu hǎo fēng jǐng||There are good scenery in all directions|
东 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.