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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (walking) + phonetic 𩠐. Simplified to  + .

道 道 道 道
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 162 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 卜廿竹山 (YTHU), four-corner 38306, composition)

  1. path, road, street
  2. method, way
  3. say

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1262, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39010
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1754, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3864, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9053

Cantonese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping dou6, Yale dou6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みち, romaji michi)

  1. a way; a street; a road; an alley; a pass for local traffic
  2. a way of doing something

Noun[edit]

(hiragana どう, romaji )

  1. The Way: tao; Taoism
  2. (chiefly historical) A region of Japan consisting of multiple provinces or prefectures. Feudal Japan was divided into several ; the only remaining is Hokkaidō.

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana とおる, romaji Tōru)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(do)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: do, McCune-Reischauer: to, Yale: to)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

Compounds[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dào
Zhuyin ㄉㄠˋ
IPA (key) /tɑʊ̯⁵¹/
Audio
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Classifier[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin dào)

  1. one; a (measure word for dish, proclamation or rainbow)
    一道
    a dish of food
    一道公文
    a proclamation
    一道彩虹
    a rainbow

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin Dào)

  1. Word
    • John 1.1
      太初有,道与神同在,道就是神。
      Taìchū yǒu Dào, Dào yǔ Shén tóngzaì, Dào jiùshì Shén.
      In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    • 1John 1.1
      论到从起初原有的生命之,就是我们所听见所看见,亲眼看过,亲手摸过的。
      Lùndào cóng qǐchū yuányǒu de shēngmìng zhī dào, jiù shì wǒmen suǒ tīngjiàn suǒ kànjiàn de, qīnyǎn kànguo, qīnshǒu mōguo de.
      That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin dǎo (dao3, dào (dao4)), Wade-Giles tao3, tao4)

  1. way, path

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ (to7))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đạo, dạo, nhạo)