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English Definitionto transfer; to move (troops or cadres); to investigate; to enquire into; accent; view; argument; key (in music); mode (music); tune; tone; melody
See alsotiáo to harmonize; to reconcile; to blend; to suit well; to season (food); to provoke; to incite
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(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄧㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)diu6
Part of Speech(动) verb
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Words With Same Head Word    
调查diàocháinvestigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll
调度diàodùto dispatch (vehicles, staff etc); to schedule; to manage; dispatcher; scheduler
调动diàodòngto transfer; to maneuver (troops etc); movement of personnel; to mobilize; to bring into play
调换diàohuànto exchange; to change places; to swap
调研diàoyánto investigate and research; research; investigation
Words With Same Tail Word    
声调shēngdiàotone; note; a tone (on a Chinese syllable)
强调qiángdiàoto emphasize (a statement); to stress
单调dāndiàomonotonous
语调yǔdiàointonation
步调bùdiàogait; marching order; step; pace
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