王道

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Chinese[edit]

king; Wang (proper name)
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
simp. and trad.
(王道)

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Noun[edit]

王道

  1. rule in the way of a legitimate king (as opposed to a despot); benevolent governance

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おう
Grade: 1
どう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

王道 (おうどう) (ōdō) (historical katakana ワウダウ)

  1. benevolent rule of a country
  2. proper technique, a procedure without flaws
  3. (calque of English royal road) an easy or painless way to do something
    学問 (がくもん)王道 (おうどう)なし。
    Gakumon ni ōdō nashi.
    There is no royal road to learning.

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