味道

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Chinese[edit]

taste
 
direction; way; method
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (味道)
simp. #(味道)
Literally: “to savour the principles”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: The verb sense is only read with the reading "wèidào", with emphases on both syllables.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (7)
Final () (21) (89)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mʉiH/ /dɑuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/mʷɨiH/ /dɑuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/miuəiH/ /dɑuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mujH/ /dawX/
Li
Rong
/miuəiH/ /dɑuX/
Wang
Li
/mĭwəiH/ /dɑuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mwe̯iH/ /dʱɑuX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
wèi dào
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
meoi6 dou6
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
wèi dào
Middle
Chinese
‹ mjɨjH › ‹ dawX ›
Old
Chinese
/*m[ə]t-s/ /*[kə.l]ˁuʔ/
English taste (n.) way

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 1/1
No. 12918 11669
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mɯds/ /*l'uːʔ/

Noun[edit]

味道

  1. flavour; taste
    品嘗味道 / 品尝味道  ―  pǐncháng wèidào  ―  to taste the flavour
    什麼味道冰淇淋 [MSC, trad.]
    什么味道冰淇淋 [MSC, simp.]
    Yào shénme wèidào de bīngqílín? [Pinyin]
    What flavour of ice cream would you like?
    1. (figuratively) taste of cooking; food
      媽媽味道 / 妈妈味道  ―  māma de wèidào  ―  the taste of mum's cooking
  2. smell; odour (Classifier: m)
    味道  ―  Cài yǒu gǔ wèidào.  ―  The dish smells rotten.
  3. (figuratively) interest
    味道  ―  yuè kàn yuè yǒu wèidào  ―  the more one reads, the more intriguing [the book] becomes
  4. (figuratively) particular sense or feeling
    有點諷刺味道 / 有点讽刺味道  ―  yǒudiǎn fěngcì de wèidào  ―  have a touch of sarcasm

Synonyms[edit]

  • (smell):

Verb[edit]

味道

  1. (Classical Chinese) to observe the rules; to savour the reasons; to perceive the truth