道理

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

道理

  1. argument; logic; principle; truth; reason
    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

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (道理):


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

道理 (hiragana どうり, romaji dōri)

  1. reason, logic, sense, principle
     (かれ)意見 (いけん)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.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

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 lý, "moral code, principles, standards; moral philosophy"