どう

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Japanese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

どう (romaji )

  1. 如何: in what manner?

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The hiragana spelling (どう) is preferred to the kanji spelling (如何), which is rarely used.

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Interjection[edit]

どう (romaji )

  1. Casual greeting: Howdy? What's new? What's up?
    どう?まあまあ
    dō?māmā
    Howdy? So-so.
  2. Casual question: It works? Is it OK?
    どう?いいんじゃない
    dō? iinjanai
    It works? Seems OK.
  3. Call out to horses or cows to control/stop them: ho! hoy!

Noun[edit]

どう (romaji )

  1. : the large intestine; the body
  2. : copper, brass, bronze cuprum
  3. : hall; government office
  4. : move, happen; movement, action
  5. : page, boy servant
  6. : labor; work

Prefix[edit]

どう (romaji dō-)

  1. : same, similar; together with

Suffix[edit]

どう (romaji -dō)

  1. : hall, temple, shrine