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English Definitionroad; path; way
Simplified Script道路
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄠˋ ㄌㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dou6lou6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
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)
road; journey; route; line (bus etc); sort; kind; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
道理dàolireason; argument; sense; principle; basis; justification
道德dàodévirtue; morality; ethics
道歉dàoqiànto apologize
道教dàojiàoTaoism; Daoism (Chinese system of beliefs)
道别dàobiéleave taking; to say goodbye
Words With Same Tail Word    
铁路tiělùrailroad; railway
公路gōnglùhighway; road
马路mǎlùstreet; road
走路zǒulùto walk; to go on foot
线路xiànlùline; circuit; wire; road; railway track; bus route
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