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The Chinese word dao - 道 - dào
(way in Chinese)

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English translations

way, quantifier (for linear projections such as light rays and orders from an authority),
road, street

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 道 ( dào ) correctly?"

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Chinese characters  ( dao / dào ) with pronunciation (English translation: way )
The traditional Chinese characters of dào are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 道 ( dao / dào ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo qizi renwei xia shi yidao meishi.
Wŏ qīzi rènwéi xiā shì yīdào mĕishí.
 – English translation: My wife thinks that shrimps are a delicacy.

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is composed of 13 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to walk  |  Daoism
道 ( dao / dào ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 27)
Chinese example words containing the character 道 ( dao / dào )
安道尔 ( Āndàoĕr = Andorra ), 暗道 ( àndào = secret channel ), 报道 ( bàodào = to report ), 北海道 ( Bĕihăidào = Hokkaido ), 道理 ( dàolĭ = principle ), 道路 ( dàolù = road ), 道歉 ( dàoqiàn = to apologize ), 轨道 ( guĭdào = orbit ), 过道 ( guòdào = corridor ), 街道 ( jiēdào = road ), 难道 ( nándào = could it be that ), 频道 ( píndào = channel ), 人行道 ( rénxíngdào = sidewalk ), 味道 ( wèidào = taste ), 阴道 ( yīndào = vagina ), 知道 ( zhīdao = to know )
Other characters that are pronounced dào in Chinese
More words that mean way in Chinese
bànfă ( 办法 ), jìng ( 径 ), ( 路 )

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