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 conhow to behave as a child
    đạo làm ngườihumanity
    nhân đạohumanitarian
    phải đạorighteous; 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 ChúaChristianity
    theo đạoreligious
  3. (historical and in foreign placenames) province
    Giang Nguyên ĐạoGangwon province

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps Sino-Vietnamese word from (to steal).

Verb[edit]

đạo

  1. (art) to rip off; to plagiarize
    đạo nhạcto rip off someone else's music
    đạo vănto rip off someone else's written piece or writing style
    đạo tranhto rip off someone else's painting