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The Chinese word daoli - 道理 - dàolĭ
(principle in Chinese)

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English translations

principle, truth,
sense, reason, logic

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( daoli / dàolĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: principle )

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道理 ( daoli / dàolĭ ) is composed of these characters: (dao) , (li)
The traditional Chinese characters of dàolĭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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method  |  reason
道理 ( daoli / dàolĭ ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 388)
More words that mean principle in Chinese
yuánzé ( 原则 ), zhŭyì ( 主义 )
More words that mean truth in Chinese
zhēnlĭ ( 真理 )

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