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The Chinese word tao - 陶 - táo
(happy in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

táo

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English translations

happy"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, to make pottery, to cultivate, pottery"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, contented"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
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to nurture, to educate, earthenware"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 陶 ( táo ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( tao / táo ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>happy</m> )
The traditional Chinese characters of táo are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 11 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 mould  |  happy and contented
 
Chinese example words containing the character 陶 ( tao / táo )
立陶宛 ( Lìtáowăn = Lithuania )
Other characters that are pronounced táo in Chinese
More words that mean happy in Chinese
xìng ( 兴 )

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This Chinese-English dictionary is currently under development.

 
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