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Meaning of 蹈

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Pinyin: dǎo
English Definition: to tread on; to trample; to stamp; to fulfill; Taiwan pr. [dao4]
Chinese Definition:
①践踏,踩:蹈袭(走别人走过的老路,沿用前人旧例)。蹈节(信守节操)。蹈海(跳到海里自杀)。赴汤蹈火。循规蹈矩。
②跳动:舞蹈。手舞足蹈。

Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ yǎo ] to ladle out; to scoop
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Example Words
舞蹈 dǎo dance (performance art); dancing
手舞足蹈 shǒu dǎo hands dance and feet trip (idiom); dancing and gesticulating for joy
赴汤蹈火 tāng dǎo huǒ to go through water and tread on fire (idiom); not afraid of any difficulty
循规蹈矩 xún guī dǎo to follow the compass and go with the set square (idiom); to follow the rules inflexibly; to act according to convention
重蹈覆辙 chóng dǎo zhé lit. to follow in the tracks of an overturned cart (idiom); fig. to follow a path that led to failure in the past; to repeat a disastrous mistake
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