The Chinese word 懂 means “to understand” or “to comprehend”. It is commonly used to indicate one’s comprehension or knowledge of a particular subject or topic. For example, if someone asks if you understand a concept, you can respond with “我懂”, which means “I understand”. Additionally, 懂 can also be used to describe someone who is knowledgeable or experienced in a particular field, such as “他很懂音乐”, which means “He knows a lot about music”.
Verb: to understand, to know
|你懂中文吗？||nǐ dǒng zhōng wén ma?||Do you understand Chinese?|
|我不懂那个词的意思||wǒ bù dǒng nà gè cí de yì sī||I don’t understand the meaning of that word|
|他很聪明，懂得很多东西||tā hěn cōng míng, dǒng de hěn duō dōng xī||He is very smart and knows a lot of things|
|我们需要一个懂法律的人||wǒ men xū yào yī gè dǒng fǎ lǜ de rén||We need someone who understands the law|
|你懂得如何使用这个软件吗？||nǐ dǒng de rú hé shǐ yòng zhè gè ruǎn jiàn ma?||Do you know how to use this software?|
|她懂得如何安慰别人||tā dǒng de rú hé ān wèi bié rén||She knows how to comfort others|
|我们需要一个懂设计的人||wǒ men xū yào yī gè dǒng shè jì de rén||We need someone who understands design|
|他懂得如何与人相处||tā dǒng de rú hé yǔ rén xiāng chǔ||He knows how to get along with people|
懂 is part of HSK Level 2 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.