Friday, April 13, 2012

0041 - 東[동] - 동녘 - east; eastern; eastward

The Story [이야기] :

  • Originally, the character is a picture of a bag tied at both ends.   However, we can also view the character as the sun 日 hiding behind a tree 木.  Accordingly, there is a story that says that when one man looked eastward to find a character for "east", he saw the sun rising behind a big tree.  Hence the character for "east" was created.

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

중동 [] - the Middle East; the Mideast
대동 [] - Korea [the great land of the East]
동국 [] - an eastern country; Korea; the Nation of the East
동대문 [] - the East Gate (in Seoul)
동국대학교 [] - Dongguk University

Example Sentences [예문] :

과 석유 무역 협정을 교섭 이다.
Korea is negotiating an oil agreement with Middle East nations.

종로에서는 세종로에서 까지 자가용차 운행이 금지될 것이다.
Private cars will be banned in Jongno from Sejongro Street to Dongdaemun Gate.

동대문 [] - the East Gate (in Seoul)

동국대학교 [] - Dongguk University

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