Meaning of 倒

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  • Pinyin: dào

    English Definition: to place upside down; to invert; to pour; to throw out; to move backwards; however; actually; as a matter of fact; contrary to expectation
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    倒吸一口凉气 [ dào kǒu liáng ]: to gasp (with amazement or shock etc); to feel a chill run down one's spine; to have one's hairs stand on end
    头倒立 [ tóu dào ]: headstand
    倒是 [ dào shi ]: contrary to what one might expect; actually; contrariwise; why don't you
    倒退 [ dào tuì ]: to fall back; to go in reverse
    反倒 [ fǎn dào ]: but on the contrary; but expectedly
    More: 倒* | *倒 | *倒*
  • Pinyin: dǎo

    English Definition: to fall; to collapse; to lie horizontally; to overthrow; to fail; to go bankrupt; to change (trains or buses); to move around; to resell at a profit
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    倒霉 [ dǎo méi ]: to have bad luck; to be out of luck
    摔倒 [ shuāi dǎo ]: to fall down; to slip and fall; to throw sb to the ground
    颠倒 [ diān dǎo ]: to turn upside down; to reverse; back to front; confused; deranged; crazy
    倒闭 [ dǎo ]: to go bankrupt; to close down
    顺山倒 [ shùn shān dǎo ]: Timber! (lumberjack's warning call)
    More: 倒* | *倒 | *倒*
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