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kāi dòng
v. start, bring into operation, set in motion

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
dāng tā gǎn dào huǒ chē zhàn de shí hou , huǒ chē yǐ jīng kāi dòng le .
phr. When he got to the station the train was moving already.
kāi dòng nǎo jīn
phr. use one's brain, set one's wits to work