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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  + 

Han character[edit]

(radical 41 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 廿土木戈 (TGDI), four-corner 34100, composition ⿰⿱)

  1. correct, right
  2. facing, opposed

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (對), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 端 (5)
Final: 灰
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 都隊切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/tuʌiH/ /tuɑ̆iH/ /tuᴀiH/ /tuoiH/ /twəjH/ /tuɒiH/ /tuɒiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
duì ‹ twojH › /*[t]ˤ[u]p-s/ respond

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
2580 2 /*tuːbs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. correct; true; right
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ shuō duì le. [Pinyin]
    You're right.
    1. correct!
  2. towards; to; facing
    任何藥物過敏 [MSC, trad.]
    任何药物过敏 [MSC, simp.]
    duì rènhé yàowù guòmǐn ma? [Pinyin]
    Are you allergic to any medications?
    [Cantonese, trad.]
    [Cantonese, simp.]
    Deoi3 ngo5 gong2! [Jyutping]
    Face towards me and say it!
    第啲 / 第啲 [Cantonese]  ―  deoi3 dai6 di1 jan4 [Jyutping]  ―  towards other people
  3. regarding; about
  4. paired; contrasting
    中日 / 中日  ―  zhōngrì duì  ―  Chinese-Japanese bilingual text
    /   ―  duìzhào  ―  a comparison; to contrast
  5. pair of
    / [Cantonese]  ―  loeng5 deoi3 haai4 [Jyutping]  ―  two pairs of shoes

Synonyms[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(dae) (hangeul , revised dae, McCune-Reischauer tae, Yale tay)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đối, đỗi, dối, đôi, nhói, tối, tụi)

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