難道

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See also: 难道

Chinese[edit]

 
disaster; distress; to scold
disaster; distress; to scold; difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good
 
direction; way; method
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (難道)
simp. (难道)

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Adverb[edit]

難道

  1. (rhetorical question) Indicates a rhetorical question: surely it doesn't mean that..., is it possible that...
    外國人難道中國人不到 [MSC, trad.]
    外国人难道中国人不到 [MSC, simp.]
    Wàiguórén néng zuò dào, nándào Zhōngguórén jiù zuòbudào ma? [Pinyin]
    Foreigners can do it; can't the Chinese people do it?

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