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English Definitionto direct; director (film etc)
Simplified Script导演
Traditional Script導演
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄠˇ ㄧㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dou6jin2
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
dǎoto transmit; to lead; to guide; to conduct; to direct
yǎnto develop; to evolve; to practice; to perform; to play; to act

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
导致dǎozhìto lead to; to create; to cause; to bring about
导师dǎoshītutor; teacher; academic advisor
导游dǎoyóutour guide; guidebook; to conduct a tour
导弹dǎodànguided missile; cruise missile; missile
导向dǎoxiàngto be oriented towards; orientation
Words With Same Tail Word    
表演biǎoyǎnplay; show; performance; exhibition; to perform; to act; to demonstrate
开演kāiyǎn(of a play, movie etc) to begin
扮演bànyǎnto play the role of; to act
上演shàngyǎnto screen (a movie); to stage (a play); a screening; a staging
讲演jiǎngyǎnto lecture; to speak publicly
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