道理

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

道理 (hiragana どうり, romaji dōri)

  1. reason, logic, sense, principle
    意見道理適っない
    かれのいけんはどうりにかなっていない。
    kare no iken wa dōri ni kanatte inai.
    His opinion doesn't make sense.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dàolǐ  →  dàoli (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄉㄠˋ ㄌㄧˇ  →  ㄉㄠˋ ㄌㄧ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /tɑʊ̯⁵¹ li²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/  →  /tɑʊ̯⁵¹ li¹/
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Noun[edit]

道理 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin dàolǐ)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) argument; logic; principle; truth; reason

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

道理 (traditional and simplified, POJ tō-lí)

  1. reason; principle; logic; idea; sense; reasoning