đạo

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“road; way”).

Noun[edit]

đạo

  1. (formal) a code of conduct
    đạo làm con
    how to behave as a child
    đạo làm người
    humanity
    nhân đạo
    humanitarian
    phải đạo
    righteous; morally acceptable
    Công cha như núi Thái Sơn,
    Nghĩa mẹ như nước trong nguồn chảy ra.
    Một lòng thờ mẹ kính cha
    Cho tròn chữ hiếu mới là đạo con.
    Fathers' deeds are as mountainous as Mount Tai,
    Mothers' love is as everlasting as streaming water.
    As a child, one is duty bound to worship their mother, to respect their father.
  2. religion
    đạo Thiên Chúa
    Christianity
    theo đạo
    religious
  3. province
    Giang Nguyên Đạo
    Gangwon province

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps Sino-Vietnamese word from (“to steal”).

Verb[edit]

đạo

  1. (art) to rip off; to plagiarize
    đạo nhạc
    to rip off someone else's music
    đạo văn
    to rip off someone else's written piece or writing style
    đạo tranh
    to rip off someone else's painting