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Meaning of 都

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (city) conveys the meaning.
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    • that which; they who; those who
    • place, town, city
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  • Pinyin: dōu

    English Definition: all; both; entirely; (used for emphasis) even; already; (not) at all
    Chinese Definition:
    ①全,完全:都要。功课学得都不错。
    ②表示语气的加重:一动都不动。
    ③皆全。

    Example Words:
    大都 [ dōu ]: for the most part; on the whole; also pr. [da4 du1]
    全都 [ quán dōu ]: all; without exception
    刁藩都 [ diāo fān dōu ]: Diophantus of Alexandria (3rd century AD), Greek mathematician
    刁藩都方程 [ diāo fān dōu fāng chéng ]: Diophantine equation
    唐恩都乐 [ táng ēn dōu ]: Dunkin' Donuts
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: capital city; metropolis
    Chinese Definition:
    ①大都市:都市。都会。通都大邑。
    ②一国的最高行政机关所在的地方,京城:首都。国都。京都。建都。
    ③美好:“雍容闲雅,甚都”。都丽。都雅。
    ④总:都为一集。
    ⑤居:“都卿相之位”。
    ⑥古代称头目、首领。
    ⑦姓氏。

    Example Words:
    都市 [ shì ]: city; metropolis
    首都 [ shǒu ]: capital (city); Classifiers:
    都会 [ huì ]: city; metropolis
    大都 [ ]: Dadu, capital of China during the Yuan Dynasty (1280-1368), modern day Beijing
    大都 [ ]: for the most part; on the whole; metropolitan
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