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Meaning of 道

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Pinyin: dào
English Definition: road; path; Classifiers: , ; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) administrative division (similar to province in Tang times)
Chinese Definition:
①路,方向,途径:道路。铁道。志同道合。
②指法则、规律:道理。道德。道义。得道多助,失道寡助。
③学术或宗教的思想体系:道学。传道。修道。
④方法,办法,技术:门道。医道。
⑤指“道家”(中国春秋战国时期的一个学派,主要代表人物是老聃和庄周)。
⑥指“道教”(中国主要宗教之一,创立于东汉):道观(guàn)。道士。道姑。道行(háng)(僧道修行的功夫,喻技能和本领)。
⑦指某些反动迷信组织:会道门。一贯道。
⑧说,讲:道白。常言道。能说会道。
⑨用语言表示情意:道喜。道歉。道谢。
⑩线条:铅笔道儿。
⑾中国历史上行政区域的名称。唐代相当于现在的省,清代和民国初年在省以下设“道”。
⑿某些国家行政区域的名称。
⒀量词:一道大河。两道门。上三道漆。
⒁计量单位,“忽米”的通称。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
知道 [ zhī dào ]: to know; to become aware of; also pr. [zhi1 dao5]
街道 [ jiē dào ]: street; Classifiers: ; subdistrict; residential district
难道 [ nán dào ]: don't tell me ...; could it be that...?
道歉 [ dào qiàn ]: to apologize
道德 [ dào ]: virtue; morality; ethics; Classifiers:
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