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English Definitionto turn upside down; to reverse; back to front; confused; deranged; crazy
Simplified Script颠倒
Traditional Script顛倒
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄧㄢ ㄉㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)din1dou2
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
diāntop (of the head); apex; to fall forwards; inverted; to jolt
dǎoto fall; to collapse; to overthrow; to fail; to go bankrupt; to change (trains or buses); to move around; to resell at a profit

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
颠覆diānfùto topple (i.e. knock over); to capsize; fig. to overturn (a regime, by plotting or subversion); to undermine; to subvert
颠簸diānbǒto shake; to jolt; to bump
颠峰diānfēngvariant of 巔峰
颠沛diānpèidestitute; difficulty; hardship; trouble
Words With Same Tail Word    
打倒dǎdǎoto overthrow; to knock down; Down with ... !
摔倒shuāidǎoto fall down; to slip and fall; to throw somebody to the ground
昏倒hūndǎoto faint
跌倒diēdǎoto tumble; to fall; fig. to suffer a reverse (in politics or business)
压倒yādǎoto overwhelm; to overpower; overwhelming
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