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Meaning of 刀

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Pinyin: dāo
English Definition: knife; blade; single-edged sword; cutlass; Classifiers: ; (slang) dollar (loanword); classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper); classifier for knife cuts or stabs; knife; blade; single-edged sword; cutlass; Classifiers: ; (slang) dollar (loanword); classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper); classifier for knife cuts or stabs
Chinese Definition:
①用来切、割、斩、削、砍、刺、铡的工具:刀子。刀兵。刀法。剪刀。镰刀。
②中国的纸张计量单位:一刀合一百张。
③古代的一种钱币,因其形如刀故称:刀币。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 2; Radical:
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Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper right
    • 丿 slash
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Example Words:
剪刀 [ jiǎn dāo ]: scissors; Classifiers:
刺刀 [ dāo ]: bayonet
镰刀 [ lián dāo ]: sickle; curved blade to cut grain
刀子 [ dāo zi ]: knife; Classifiers:
大刀 [ dāo ]: broadsword; large knife; machete
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