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Meaning of 讨

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(Trad.: 討)
Pinyin: tǎo
English Definition: to invite; to provoke; to demand or ask for; to send armed forces to suppress; to denounce or condemn; to marry (a woman); to discuss or study
Chinese Definition:
①查究,处治:检讨。
②征伐,发动攻击:讨伐。声讨(宣布罪行而加以抨击)。
③研究,推求:研讨。探讨。
④索取:讨还(huán)。
⑤求,请求:讨教(jiào)。讨饶。
⑥惹:讨厌。讨人喜欢。
⑦娶:讨老婆。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: To ask for something
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ cùn ] inch; small, tiny
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 讨
Example Words:
讨论 [ tǎo lùn ]: to discuss; to talk over; Classifiers:
讨厌 [ tǎo yàn ]: to dislike; to loathe; disagreeable; troublesome; annoying
讨价还价 [ tǎo jià huán jià ]: to haggle over price
探讨 [ tàn tǎo ]: to investigate; to probe
检讨 [ jiǎn tǎo ]: to examine or inspect; self-criticism; review
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