东 is 'East':
The Traditional Character is 東 and it helps with explaining it. It is the sun (日 rì) rising through a tree (木 mù) in the East.
冻 Dòng is 'freeze':
The two dots on the side mean 'ice'; three dots would be 'water'.
Common word: 冷冻 lěngdòng 'to freeze'