道理

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Chinese[edit]

 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
 
to manage; to heed; to put in order; reason; logic; science; inner principle or structure
simp. and trad.
(道理)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

道理

  1. reason; argument; logic
    其實道理現在他們早已懂得 [MSC, trad.]
    其实道理现在他们早已懂得 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 1918: Lu Xun, A Madman's Diary (狂人日記)
    Qíshí zhèi zhǒng dàolǐ dào le xiànzài, tāmén yě gāi zǎoyǐ dǒngde [Pinyin]
    Actually, they should already understand this kind of argument by now
  2. principle; rule; truth
  3. the right way (to do something)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (道理):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

道理 (hiragana どうり, rōmaji dōri)

  1. reason, logic, sense, principle
     (かれ) () (けん)道理 (どうり) (かな)っていない。
    Kare no iken wa dōri ni kanatte inai.
    His opinion doesn't make sense.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

道理 (dori) (hangeul 도리)

  1. Hanja form? of 도리, “duty; way, method, means”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

道理

  1. Hán tự form of đạo lí, “moral code, principles, standards; moral philosophy”