Meaning of 导

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(Trad.: 導)
Pinyin: dǎo
English Definition: to transmit; to lead; to guide; to conduct; to direct
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand pointing the way to someplace
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] the hours from 9 to 11; 6th terrestrial branch
    • [ cùn ] inch; small, tiny
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Example Words
领导 lǐng dǎo lead; leading; to lead; leadership; leader; Classifiers:
指导 zhǐ dǎo to guide; to give directions; to direct; to coach; guidance; tuition; Classifiers:
导致 dǎo zhì to lead to; to create; to cause; to bring about
引导 yǐn dǎo to guide; to lead (around); to conduct; to boot; introduction; primer
主导 zhǔ dǎo leading; dominant; prevailing; to lead; to direct; to dominate
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Example Sentences
I prefer to use maps for navigation.
The website is easy to navigate.
The traffic jam caused me to be late
Long-term smoking can lead to lung cancer.
We need leaders who appoint people based on their merits.