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English Definitiondirection; 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)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dou6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb, (量) measure word
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道理dàolireason; argument; sense; principle; basis; justification
道德dàodévirtue; morality; ethics
道路dàolùroad; path; way
道歉dàoqiànto apologize
道教dàojiàoTaoism; Daoism (Chinese system of beliefs)
Words With Same Tail Word    
街道jiēdàostreet; subdistrict; residential district
一道yīdàotogether
走道zǒudàopavement; sidewalk; path; walk; footpath; aisle
难道nándàodon't tell me ...; could it be that...?
轨道guǐdàoorbit; course; trajectory; railway or tram line; fig. conventional way of thinking
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