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English Definitionto know; to become aware of
Simplified Script知道
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinzhīdao, also pr. zhīdào
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓ ㄉㄠ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi1dou3
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
zhīto know; to be aware
dàodirection; way; road; path; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; measure word for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; province (of Korea or Japan)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
知识zhīshiknowledge; intellectual
知识分子zhīshi fènzǐintellectual; intelligentsia; learned person
知觉zhījuéperception; consciousness
知足zhīzúcontent with one's situation; to know contentment (hence happiness)
知足常乐zhīzú cháng lèsatisfied with what one has (idiom)
Words With Same Tail Word    
味道wèidaoflavor; smell; hint of
地道dìdaoauthentic; genuine; typical; from a place known for the product; thorough; conscientious
公道gōngdaofair; equitable
厚道hòudaokind and honest; generous; sincere
孝道xiàodaofilial piety (Confucian virtue); to be a good son or daughter
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