地道

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Chinese[edit]

 
earth; ground; field
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); ‑ly
 
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. (地道)
simp. #(地道)
anagram 道地

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

地道

  1. tunnel (underground or underwater passage)
  2. causeway
Synonyms[edit]
  • (tunnel):
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  • 地下道 (dìxiàdào)
  • 坑道 (kēngdào) (military)
  • 巷道 (hàngdào) (usually dug for transport, drainage and ventilation)
  • 暗窿 (Hakka)

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]

()(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]

()(みち) (jimichi-na (adnominal ()(みち) (jimichi na), adverbial ()(みち) (jimichi ni))

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

Adverb[edit]

()(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]

()(どう) (chidō

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