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Pronunciation : dào
Meaning :
  1. to steal; to rob; to plunder. (v)
  2. thief; bandit; robber. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 11
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 4.7%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
盗窃
dào qiè
: steal
2.
盗贼
dào zéi
: robber
3.
盗匪
dào fěi
: bandit
4.
盗取
dào qǔ
: to steal (including identity theft
5.
强盗
qiáng dào
: bandit; robber
6.
盗用
dào yòng
: to embezzle; to defraud; to use illegitimately
7.
海盗
hǎi dào
: pirate
8.
防盗
fáng dào
: to guard against theft; anti-theft
9.
偷盗
tōu dào
: to steal
Sentences:
1. The grave of the emperor has been robbed many times.
huáng líng bèi dào guò hěn duō
皇陵 : the grave of the emperor
: already
: (particle) used to form a set phrase with a passive meaning
: rob; stea;
: experienced action marker
很多 : many
: time
2. He was jailed for grand theft.
yīn dào qiè zuì bèi jiān jìn
: he
: because of
盗窃 : steal
: crime; fault
: (particle) used to form a set phrase with a passive meaning
监禁 : jail
3. The children were pretending to be pirates.
hái zi men bàn chéng hǎi dào
孩子们 : children
扮成 : dressed as; pretend
海盗 : pirate
4. The robbers have made away with my luggage and my watch.
qiáng dào qiǎng zǒu le de xíng li shǒu biǎo
强盗 : robber
抢走 : to snatch (esp related to a robbery)
: particle indicating that something has happened
我的 : my
行李 : luggage
: and
手表 : watch
5. The minister was found to have appropriated government money.
zhǎng bèi xiàn céng dào yòng gōng kuǎn
部长 : the minister
: (particle) used to form a set phrase with a passive meaning
发现 : to find; to discover
: once; already; ever (in the past)
盗用 : to use illegitimately; to appropriate
公款 : government money.
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2 thoughts on “盗”

  1. My Chinese is still pretty weak, but, from what I read in the dictionaries and learn from my teachers, 发 only has the fourth tone when it means hair. In 发现 it is usually first tone.

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