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Meaning of 调

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(Trad.: 調)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ zhōu ] Zhou dynasty; circumference
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  • Pinyin: diào

    English Definition: to transfer; to move (troops or cadres); to investigate; to enquire into; accent; view; argument; key (in music); mode (music); tune; tone; melody
    Chinese Definition:
    ①安排处置:调令。调用。调度。调动。调任。调防。调兵遣将。
    ②访查了解:调查。调研。
    ③音乐上高低长短配合和谐好听的一组音,字音的高低升降:调子。调号。调式。腔调。曲调。大调。小调。南腔北调。

    Example Words:
    调查 [ diào chá ]: investigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll; Classifiers:
    强调 [ qiáng diào ]: to emphasize (a statement); to stress
    单调 [ dān diào ]: monotonous
    声调 [ shēng diào ]: tone; note; a tone (on a Chinese syllable); Classifiers:
  • Pinyin: tiáo

    English Definition: to harmonize; to reconcile; to blend; to suit well; to adjust; to regulate; to season (food); to provoke; to incite
    Chinese Definition:
    ①调节。[合]调排(调整安排);调风(整顿风俗);调气(调节四时的气候);调息(调节呼吸)。
    ②驯服;训练。
    ③调治;调养(调治保养)。[合]调鼎持衡(比喻治理国家);调息(调养休息);调治(医疗;疗治)。
    ④嘲笑。[合]调喉(取笑);调侃(用言语戏弄;嘲弄)。
    ⑤搀合。[合]调三窝四(搬弄是非);调白(挑唆);调味。
    ⑥经搅拌、摇晃(不同物质)混合。[合]调和鼎鼐(在鼎里调和食物。比喻辅佐皇帝治理国家。亦喻宰相之职);调匀;调色。
    ⑦调节音高或使之入调。[合]调弦;调高一个小三度或大三度。
    ⑧演奏。
    ⑨调济。
    ⑩调戏。[合]调光(勾引;调情);调引(引逗;勾引)。
    ⑾掷;丢。[例]我看了,搬起一块大石,调打下去。——《西游记》。
    ⑿耍。[合]调嘴调舌(耍嘴皮);调嘴(耍嘴皮子);调脾(耍脾气;顽皮)。
    ⒀调弄,弹奏。

    Example Words:
    空调 [ kōng tiáo ]: air conditioning; air conditioner (including units that have a heating mode); Classifiers:
    调整 [ tiáo zhěng ]: to adjust; adjustment; revision; Classifiers:
    调皮 [ tiáo ]: naughty; mischievous; unruly
    调节 [ tiáo jié ]: to adjust; to regulate; to harmonize; to reconcile (accountancy etc)
    协调 [ xié tiáo ]: to coordinate; to harmonize; to fit together; to match (colors etc); harmonious; concerted
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