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Pinyin: diào
English Definition: to fall; to drop; to lag behind; to lose; to go missing; to reduce; fall (in prices); to lose (value, weight etc); to wag; to swing; to turn; to change; to exchange; to swap; to show off; to shed (hair); (used after certain verbs to express completion, fulfillment, removal etc)
Chinese Definition:
①落下:掉泪。
②减损,消失:掉色。掉价儿。
③遗失,遗漏:这一行掉了两个字。
④回转(zhu僴):掉头。掉转。
⑤摇摆,引申为卖弄,耍:掉文。掉俏。掉以轻心。掉臂而去。
⑥对换:掉包。掉换。
⑦落在后面:掉队。
⑧用在动词后表示动作完成:改掉。戒掉。

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • hand
    • profound, lofty, brilliant
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 掉
Example Words:
失掉 [ shī diào ]: to lose; to miss
掉下 [ diào xià ]: to drop down; to fall
去掉 [ diào ]: to get rid of; to exclude; to eliminate; to remove; to delete; to strip out; to extract
忘掉 [ wàng diào ]: to forget
吃掉 [ chī diào ]: to eat up; to consume
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