地道

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Chinese[edit]

 
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); ‑ly
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
simp. and trad.
(地道)
anagram 道地

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

地道

  1. tunnel
  2. causeway

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Adjective[edit]

地道

  1. authentic; genuine; typical
    一個地道澳大利亞人 [MSC, trad.]
    一个地道澳大利亚人 [MSC, simp.]
    yīge dìdao de Àodàlìyàrén [Pinyin]
    a typical Aussie
    地道中國菜 / 地道中国菜  ―  dìdao de zhōngguócài  ―  authentic Chinese food
  2. fluent; idiomatic
    德語地道 / 德语地道  ―  Tā déyǔ shuō de dìdao.  ―  She speaks fluent German.
  3. thorough; well-done; excellent
Synonyms[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
みち
Grade: 2
jūbakoyomi

Noun[edit]

地道 (じみち) (jimichi)

  1. (literally) a straight path, straight road
  2. (figuratively) the straight and narrow, honesty, diligence
    地道 (じみち)近道 (ちかみち)
    Jimichi ga chikamichi.
    The straight path is the shortcut; honest work gives the best results.

Adjective[edit]

地道 (じみち) (jimichi) (-na inflection, adnominal 地道(じみち) (jimichi na), adverbial 地道(じみち) (jimichi ni))

  1. straight, sober, steady
    地道 (じみち)努力 (どりょく)をする
    jimichina doryoku o suru
    make steady effort

Adverb[edit]

地道 (じみち) (jimichi)

  1. honestly, soberly, fairly, steadily
    地道 (じみち)商売 (しょうばい)する
    jimichi ni shōbai suru
    work honestly; trade fairly

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
どう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

地道 (ちどう) (chidō)

  1. a public street, a local road, a road without tolls