Chinese Symbols and Meanings D

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter D.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. DA, DE, DI etc.

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Da

Dam, dyke, embankment
Damage, destroy, disfigure, slander, ruin, defame
Damp, moist
Dampen, moist, wet
Dance, prance, stir up, rouse
jump/ Dance, hop, skip, leap, bounce, beat
Dance, frolic, lounge, saunter
Danger, peril, precarious, endanger, dangerous, risky
Danger, peril
Dangerous, rugged, narrow pass, strategic position
Dare, venture, brave, bold
Dark, hidden, gloomy, secret
Dark, deep, dim, profound, stubborn, stupid, foolish
Dark, obscure, last day of lunar cycle,
Dark, dull, coarse woolen cloth
Dark, (ming4), night
Date, jujube
Daughter, filch, secrete
Dawn, daybreak, tell, explain, know, understand, realize, recognize
Dawn, morning, day break
Dawn, day break, morning
Dawn, dawn (㬢), emperor
Dawn, early morning
Daybreak, the next day
Dazzling, show off, flaunt,

De

Dead, die, death, impassable, uncrossable, inflexible, rigid
Deaf, unhearing
Debate, dispute, argue, discuss
Debt, loan, liability, obligation
Decay, rotten
Deceased, deceased mother
Deceitful, sneaky
Deceive, insult, disrespect
Deceive, lie, cheat
Decide, judge, manage, cut out, trim, tailor, reduce, regulate, abolish, eliminate, disarm
Declare, explain, report, reply, state, remand, rebuke, apply, appeal, extend, expand, earthly branch (9th), afternoon from 3 to 5pm
Decline, retreat, withdraw, step back, move back
Decline, steep bank, phonetic
Decline, sound of wind, bleak, melancholy
Decline, sun set, declining moon or sun, afternoon
Decrease, reduce, lower, simplify, substract, diminish
Decree, proclamation, imperial order
Deeds, acts, foreign, place name
Deep, profound, meaningful
Deep, deep water, profound
Deep, quiet, obscure, refined, elegant, secluded
Deep, profound, clear, tranquil, placid
Deep, profound, serious, sincere
Deep, distant, mysterious, profound, detailed
Deep, expansive, quiet, silent
Deep, clear, wide
Deer, radical 198
Defend, guard, protect
Defend, defensive, protect, guard, look after
Deficient, lack, owe, yawn
Defile, pass
Define, divide, mark off, boundary, limits
Defraud, swindle, cheat, deceive, trick, fool
Defy, oppose, reject, resist, defy, hide, conceal, set up, raise, high, virtuous
Defy, violate, contradict, disobey, oppose
Degenerate, sink, fall
system/ Degree, capacity, manner, standard, consider, assess
Delete, erase
Deliberate, investigate, trial, examine, judge, discern, distinguish, review
Delicate, fragile, frail, weak
Delight, desire, be fond of, hobby, addicted to
Demon, demon of droughts
Dense Foliage, reserve, preserve, cover, conceal
Depend On, entrust with
Deplete, exhaust, put to best use, empty, use up, end, finish
Deportment, posture, appearance, bearing, implements, instruments, apparatus (related to duty), ceremonies, rites
Deprecate, slander, ridicule, proceed slowly
Depression, cavity, hollow
Descendants, progeny, posterity
Describe, speak, say, radical 73
Deserted, desolate, quiet, lonely, sound of the wind, neighing of a horse
Deserted, empty, sparse, desolate, few, not many
Designation, identification, number, code, mark, symbol, sign, (hao2), cry, shout, howl
Desire, covet, greed
Desire, desire passionately, covet, long for
Desolate, discouraged, disconcerted
command/life, fate, Destiny, call for help, luck, order, instruction
Destroy, break, devastate, ravage, repress
Detailed, precise
Detailed, fine
Detain, impound, withhold, discount, keep, button, hook
Detain, arrest, pawn, guard, mortgage
Detect, recon, scout, spy, gather intelligence
Determine, decide, judge, breach
Device, apparatus, equipment, tool, instrument, utensil
Devise, originate, begin, commence
Devote, with great effort, exhaust
Devoted, faithful, loyal
Devoted, pious, worthy
Devout, act with reverence, respectful

Di

Diameter, pass by, approach, direct
Diarrhea, flow swiftly, pour out of
Dictionary, scripture, canon, law, classic
Die, depart, pass away
Die Young, die prematurely
Different, differ from, error, lack, be short of, make a mistake
Different, non standard, strange, weird, odd, unusual
Different, distant, far, separated
Differentiate, define, delimit, identify, recognize, make out
Difficult, complex, hard, not easy, problematic, problem, (nan4), disasterous, rebuke, reprimand, suffer
Difficult, hard, poor, weary, perplex, puzzle
Difficult, hard, arduous, mourn
Difficulty, experience difficulty, adverse conditions, distress
Dig, excavate, pick, scoop out, engrave
Dignified, solemn, farmhouse, manor, village, hamlet, farm, crops, harvest, monetary note
Diligent, attentive, industrious
Diluted, watery, thin, scattered, sparce, scarce, open, loosely textured
Dim, dark, gloomy, somber, dismal
Dim, indistinct
Diminish, belittle, reduce, devalue, depreciate, disparage
Dine, food and wine
Dirt, dust, angstrom
Dirt, filth
Dirt, filth, stain, disgrace
Dirty, filthy, unclean
Dirty, muddy, unclear
Disaster, calamity
Discard, throw away, fling
Discard, throw away, downwards left calligraphy stroke, curve down
Discern, define, decide, judge, conclude
Discrete, prudent, careful, attentive
Discuss, talk, theory, analects of confucious
Discuss, criticize, analyze
Disdain, belittle, disregard, slight
Disease, sickness, illness
Disgrace, humiliate
Dish, plate, side plate, side dish
Dislike, resent, loathe, regret, hate
Dislike, hate
Dispatch, send, dispel, disband, release, severance, exile, drive away
Dispatch, chop, cut down, subjugate, attack
Disperse, spread, scatter, dissipate, dissolve, finish, end, (san3), loose, random, scattered
Dispersed, break apart, suffer defeat
Display, exhibit, spread, stretch, open, unfold, prolong, postpone, delay
Display, place, arrange, lay table, pendulum, wave, swing, wag, oscilate
Display, display food for show
Display, display food for show
Disregard, disdain, slight, despise
Dissapointed, bitter, frustrated, regret
Dissipate, put off, stone quarry, cave dwelling
Distance, ago, in the past, birds spur
Distant, far away, remote, remote control
Distant, far
Distant, remote, deep
Distill, reheat by steaming
Distribute, work, job, team, squad, group, rank, class
District Name, district in Shandong, ancient state
Disturb, agitate, harrass, annoy
Disturb, bother, agitate, annoy, arouse, harass, turn on (sexually)
Disturb, annoy, agitate, mix up
Ditch, moat, drain, channel (fascilitating flow), waterway
Ditch, drain, canal, stream, great, deep, he, she, they, them
Ditch, gutter, drain
Ditch, depression, sunken, swamp
Diverge, side road
Diverging, branching, side road, steep
Divine, foretell, radical 25
Divulge, reveal, let out, leak

Do

Do, get involved in, stir up, cause trouble, change, engage in, get, secure, set up, organize, start, take care of
Do Business, sell, consult, trade, meet, discuss, decide
Do Not/leave, depart, not, differentiate, separate, distinguish, different, unique, other, original, mispelled, alias
Dock, bank, entrenchment
Documents, official documents, certificates
Dog, Radical 94
Dog, wind, storm, gale
Domain, country, world
Done, already occured, once before
Donkey, mule, ass
Door, gate, entrance, door way, opening, category, division
Door, door to an inner room
Dose, sleep soundly, deep sleep
Dot, point, speck, degree, check, order, nod
Double, pair, two, both
Doze, nap

Dr

Draft, manuscript, rough copy
Drag, tow, haul, involve, implicate, procrastinate
Drag, tow, twist
Dragon, emperor, dinosaur
Dragonfly, mantis, dung beetle
Draw, paint, mark off, delimit, plan, design, calligraphy stroke, picture, painting, illustration
Draw, withdraw, pull, select, promote
Draw, paint
Draw, pull, mourn
Draw Up, plan, create a mock up, draft, imitate
Draw Water, draw water from a well, imbibe
Drawer, tier, tray
Dread, fear, afraid
Dread, fear, dislike
Dredge, fish out, scoop out of water, fish
Dregs, waste, spoil, sediment, pickle
Dress Up, make up, disguise, act, perform
Dressed Leather, tarters, phonetic
Drift, float
Drill, auger, diamond, hole
Drink, (he4), shout, call out
Drink, swallow
Drip, drop
Drip, shower, wet, gonorrhea
Drip, trickle, dregs, strain
Drive, sail, fly, cart, carriage, compartment, cockpit
Drizzle, light rain, suddenly, instant, passing
Droop, hang, drop down, suspend, hang down
Drooping Leaves, fringe, soft, delicate
Drop, fall, lose, fade, change, shake, turn, move, wag, verb ending for completion or fullfillment of the verb action
Drop, fall, dropping, falling, leaving behind, touching down, landing, allright
Drop, fall, tumble, stumble, stamp
Drown, submerge
Drum, rouse, vibrate, quiver
Drum, drum carried on horseback
Drum, drumming
Drunk, become violent under the influence of alcohol
Drunk, tipsy
Dry, clean, desicated, dry out, dry up, dried food, foster mother, kinship, (qian2), male, first of eight trigrams (book of changes), male principle (yang)
Dry, dried, block, shield, involved in, interfere, oppose, offend, radical 51
Dry, arid, desert, indifferent, uncaring, ignore
Dry, drought
Dry, rotten, withered
Dry, hot, brick bed warmed by a fire underneath
Dry, tired, exhausted
Dry Provisions, parched wheet, embarassed

Du

Duck, female mandarin duck
Duck Weed, float, drift, wander about
Dull, stupid, foolish
Dumb, mute, speechless, silent, hoarse, pantomime, guffaw
Dumpling, dumplings
Dumpling, wonton
Duplicate, double, compound, multi part, review, revise, redo, overlap
During, while, when, work as, serve as, accept, manage, undertake
Dust, dirt, earth, mortal, trail, trace, lifetime, worldly

Dw

Dwarf, dwarfish, short

Dy

Dysentry, chronic illness

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