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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
到-oracle.svg 到-bronze.svg 到-bigseal.svg 到-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一土中弓 (MGLN), four-corner 12100, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 138, character 36
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1950
  • Dae Jaweon: page 314, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 334, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5230

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *taːws): semantic  ‎(to arrive) + phonetic  ‎(OC *taːw)

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (5)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tɑuH/
Pan
Wuyun
/tɑuH/
Shao
Rongfen
/tɑuH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/tawH/
Li
Rong
/tɑuH/
Wang
Li
/tɑuH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tɑuH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
dào
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
dào
Middle
Chinese
‹ tawH ›
Old
Chinese
/*tˤaw[k]-s/
English arrive

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 2115
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*taːws/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to go to
    機場 / 机场  ―  dào jīchǎng jiē nǐ.  ―  I'll go to the airport to pick you up.
  2. to arrive at a destination; to reach a destination; to get to
    火車 / 火车  ―  huǒchē dào le  ―  The train has arrived.
  3. a verbal suffix that indicates the (successful) completion of an action
      ―  zhǎodào  ―  to find (to search + completion)
      ―  zuòdào  ―  to achieve, to accomplish (to do + completion)
    /   ―  tīngdào  ―  to hear (to listen + completion)
  4. (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka) to the extent that
    / [Cantonese]  ―  Keoi5 cou4 dou3 ngo5 fan3 m4 zoek6. [Jyutping]  ―  He is so noisy that I couldn't go to sleep.
  5. to (a place)
    中國 / 中国  ―  dào zhōngguó qù le.  ―  He has gone to China.
    最近地區 / 最近地区  ―  Wǒ zuìjìn bān dào zhè ge dìqū.  ―  I recently moved to this area.
  6. until (a time), up to, to
    918 / 918  ―  Zhè jiā diàn cóng 9 diǎn kāi dào 18 diǎn.  ―  This shop is open from 9 to 6 o'clock.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (verbal suffix indicating completion): (Min Nan) (tio̍h)

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

(Min)

  1. to arrive
    [Min Nan]  ―  I kàu chhù--ah. [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  He has arrived home.
  2. (mahjong, playing cards) to complete a winning hand

References[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. arrival
  2. proceed
  3. reach
  4. attain
  5. (archaic) result in

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • New Nelson: 477
  • Halpern: 1264
  • Halpern Learners: 848
  • Heisig: 755
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 2f6.4
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana いたる, romaji Itaru)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(do) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer to)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đáo, đáu, tráo)

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