Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 都


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Meaning

all, entirely, each, even, already, capital city

Pronunciation

dōu, dū

Explanation

Left: person (old man on the sun ), right: village

Mnemonic

The persons in the village stand for: the community, for all and the capital.

Radicals

person()
old man
village(This radical is always at the right side of the hanzi and means "village". Please note the difference to this radical , which means "hill" and is always at the left side of the character.)

Vocabulary

首都 shǒu dū capital (city)
都江堰市 Dū jiāng yàn shì Dujiangyan county level city in Chengdu, Sichuan
兴都库仕 xīng dū kù shì the Hindu Kush (mountain range)
非都会郡 fēi dū huì jùn non-metropolitan county (England)
都尉 dū wèi military rank
迁都 qiān dū to move the capital (city)
都督 dū dū (army) commander-in-chief (archaic); provincial military governor and civil administrator during the early Republic of China era (1911-1949 AD)
都铎王朝 Dū duó wáng cháo Tudor dynasty, ruled England 1485-1603

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