上道

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up; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
simp. and trad.
(上道)

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上道

  1. (literally) to go on the road
    還是不敢上道 [MSC, trad.]
    还是不敢上道 [MSC, simp.]
    chē xué le jǐ ge yuè háishì bùgǎn shàngdào [Pinyin]
    still afraid of driving on the roads even though one has studied driving for several months
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) to go on the right track; to be on the right course; to know the drill or the rules
    孩子怎麼這麼上道 [dialectal Mandarin, trad.]
    孩子怎么这么上道 [dialectal Mandarin, simp.]
    Nǐ zhè háizi zěnme jiù zènme bù shàngdàor ne? Chóu sǐ wǒ le you! [Pinyin]
    How come you (my child) are so thick? This is worrying the hell out of me!