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Meaning of 倒

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  • Pinyin: dào

    English Definition: to place upside down; to invert; to pour; to throw out; to move backwards; however; actually; as a matter of fact; contrary to expectation
    Chinese Definition:
    ①位置上下前后翻转:倒立。倒挂。倒影。倒置。
    ②把容器反转或倾斜使里面的东西出来:倒水。倒茶。
    ③反过来,相反地:倒行逆施。反攻倒算。倒贴。
    ④向后,往后退:倒退。倒车。
    ⑤却:东西倒不坏,就是旧了点。
    ⑥正顺。

    Example Words:
    反倒 fǎn dào but on the contrary; but expectedly
    倒退 dào tuì to fall back; to go in reverse
    倾倒 qīng dào to dump; to pour; to empty out
    倒计时 dào shí to count down; countdown
    倒行逆施 dào xíng shī to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong; to try to turn back history; a perverse way of doing things
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  • Pinyin: dǎo

    English Definition: to fall; to collapse; to lie horizontally; to overthrow; to fail; to go bankrupt; to change (trains or buses); to move around; to resell at a profit
    Chinese Definition:
    ①竖立的东西躺下来:摔倒。墙倒了。倒塌。倒台。打倒。卧倒。
    ②对调,转移,更换,改换:倒手。倒换。倒车。倒卖。倒仓。倒戈。
    ③正顺。

    Example Words:
    打倒 dǎo to overthrow; to knock down; Down with ... !
    倒霉 dǎo méi to have bad luck; to be out of luck
    压倒 dǎo to overwhelm; to overpower; overwhelming
    倒塌 dǎo to collapse (of building); to topple over
    颠倒 diān dǎo to turn upside down; to reverse; back to front; confused; deranged; crazy
    More: 倒* | *倒 | *倒*
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