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Pronunciation : dào
Meaning :
  1. upside down; inverted. (v)
  2. move backwards. (v)
  3. pour; tip. (v)
  4. indicating something unexpected. (adv)
  5. indicating constrast. (adv)
  6. indicating concession. (adv)
  7. used to press somebody for an answer. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 10
Traditional :
Usage : 20.1%
Notes : also as dǎo
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
倒立
dào lì
: handstand; stand up side down
2.
倒数
dào shǔ
: count backwards
3.
倒退
dào tuì
: back; go backwards
4.
倒转
dào zhuǎn
: invert reverse; turn back
5.
喝倒彩
hè dào cǎi
: hoot; boo
Sentences:
1. He hung the map up upside down.
guà dào le
: he
: used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be accompanied by some other expression.
地图 : map
: hang
: upside down
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
2. Let me pour you a cup of tea.
lái gěi nín dào bēi chá
: I
: used before a verb, indicating an intended or suggested action
: for, to
: you
: pour
: measure word
: tea
3. He went to dump the garbage.
dào
: he
: go
: pour, dump
垃圾 : garbage
4. It is an impressive performance.
zhè zhǒng zuò dào shì guài xīn xiān de
: this
: kind, type
做法 : way of doing or making a thing; method of work; practice
倒是 : indicating contrast; indicating concession
: (spoken language) really
新鲜 : fresh (experience, food, etc.)
: (particle) used after a verb or between a verb and its object to stress an element of the sentence
5. The car backed up and hit the tree.
chē dào tuì shí zhuàng zài le shù shàng
退
汽车 : car
倒退 : back; go backwards
: when
: hit
: at
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
: tree
: on
6. I wouldn’t mind knowing his real intentions.
dào xiǎng zhī dào lái de zhēn zhèng
: I
: indicating contrast
: like to
知道 : know
: he
: come
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
真正 : real
意图 : intention
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2 thoughts on “倒”

  1. excellenty site the pronunciation is too fast should have a slower format as well as normal speed

    1. Hi Dr Shiraz Aslam,
      I had adjusted the speed of the pronunciation to be slower than the normal.
      If it is too slow, it will be reading the sentence character by character.

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