知道

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Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

to know; to be aware
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
simp. and trad.
(知道)
alt. forms 知到 chiefly Cantonese

Verb[edit]

知道

  1. to know (a thing); to understand; to be aware of
    知道  ―  Wǒ bù zhīdào.  ―  I don't know.
    知道 [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Ngo5 m4 zi1 dou3. [Jyutping]  ―  I don't know.
    知道哪兒 / 知道哪儿  ―  zhīdào tā zhù nǎr.  ―  I know where he lives.
    知道名字 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    zhīzhīdào tā de míngzi? [Pinyin]
    Do you know his name?
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 知道 (“to know (something)”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 知道
Mandarin Beijing 知道
Taiwan 知道
Jinan 知道
Xi'an 知道
Wuhan 曉得找得到
Huanggang 曉得
Chengdu 曉得
Yangzhou 曉得
Hefei 曉得
Cantonese Guangzhou 知道
Hong Kong 知道
Taishan 知𡃴
Yangjiang 知得
Gan Nanchang 曉得
Hakka Meixian 知得
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 知得
Liudui (S. Sixian) 知得
Hsinchu (Hailu) 知得
Dongshi (Dabu) 知得知著
Zhuolan (Raoping) 知得
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan 知道曉得
Min Bei Jian'ou 得知曉得
Min Dong Fuzhou 捌傳
Min Nan Xiamen 知影
Quanzhou 知影
Zhangzhou 知影
Taipei 知影
Kaohsiung 知影
Malaysia 知影
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 曉得
Wenzhou 曉得
Xiang Changsha 曉得
Shuangfeng 曉得
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

to know; to be aware
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
simp. and trad.
(知道)

Verb[edit]

知道

  1. (literary) to know the Tao; to know the way; to understand the principles well