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  • 1

    v.upside down; invert; reverse

    • qǐng wù dào zhì

      Please do not place upside down.

    • cì xù dào le

      次序

      The order is reversed.

    • nǐ kě yǐ bǎ cì xù dào guò lai

      可以次序过来

      You can reverse the order.

  • 2

    v.pour; tip out; dump

    • bǎ xīn lǐ huà dào chū lái ba

      心里出来

      Pour out your heart.

    • bǎ lú huī dào jìn lā jī xiāng

      炉灰垃圾箱

      Tip cinders into a dustbin.

    • bǎ niú nǎi cóng píng zi li dào dào bō li bēi li

      牛奶瓶子玻璃杯

      Pour milk out of the bottle into the glass.

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  • 3

    adj.converse; inverse; inverted; opposing

    • dào suàn

      counter-attack to settle old scores

    • dào zhǎo qián

      pay instead of receiving money

    • xiǎo hái zi bǎ huà guà dào le

      小孩子

      The children hung the picture upside down.

  • 4

    v.move backward; turn upside down; reverse

    • zhè liàng huǒ chē dào huí qù le

      火车回去

      The train backed up.

    • dào chē

      back a car

    • dào tuì

      退

      go backwards

  • 5

    adv.(indicating something unexpected) contrary to one's expectations/common sense

    • wǒ běn xiǎng jié shěng bù liào dào duō huā le qián

      节省不料

      I had meant to save money, but I ended up spending even more.

    • nín wàng le wǒ dào hái jì de ne

      记得

      You may have forgotten, but I still remember.

    • wǒ dào lìng yǒu yī gè zhǔ yi

      主意

      Actually, I have an idea.

  • 6

    adv.(indicating contrast and implying blame) but

    • xiǎng de dào tǐng měi gēn běn méi yǒu nà huí shì

      根本没有回事

      Nothing of the sort, and that's just your wishful thinking.

    • nǐ shuō de dào tǐng róng yì kě shì shì qing méi yǒu nà me hǎo bàn

      容易可是事情没有那么好办

      You make it sound easy, but it's not such a simple matter.

  • 7

    adv.(indicating concession/contrast) but

    • zhè zhāng zhuō zi dào hěn hǎo kàn bù guò xiǎo le diǎn

      桌子好看不过

      This desk looks fine, but it is a little smaller.

    • dōng xi dào bù huài kě jià qián yě gòu qiáo de

      东西价钱

      The item is indeed quite good, but that doesn't mean the price isn't shocking.

    • lěng yī diǎn dào yě méi shén me zhǐ shì bù yào yǒu fēng

      什么只是

      It's fine if it's a bit cold, just as long as there's no wind.

  • 8

    adv.(used to soften the tone)

    • nà dào yě bù zhì yú

      至于

      That might not happen.

  • 9

    adv.(used in an imperative sentence or question to press somebody for an answer, carrying the sense of "urge")

    • nǐ dào kuài zǒu a

      Can't you be quicker?

    • nǐ dào xiǎng gè zhǔ yi ya

      主意

      You think of a better idea then!

Words and phrases with 倒

  • 倒飞
    [word]inverted flight
  • 倒排
    [word]arrange in reverse order
  • 倒粪
    [word]turn over and pile a heap of manure
  • 倒回
    [word]back
  • 倒灌
    [word]flow from a lower to a higher place
  • 倒是
    [word]but instead; contrary to the fact, implying blame
  • 倒贴
    [word]make a loss on something that was intended to be profitable; pay for the upkeep of her paramour
  • 倒空
    [word]empty
  • 倒找
    [word]pay the buyer instead of being paid
  • 倒行逆施
    [idiom]go against the trend of the times
  • 倒持太阿
    [idiom]surrender one's power to another at one's own peril
  • 倒因为果
    [idiom]take cause for effect
  • 倒打一耙
    [idiom]recriminate
  • 倒果为因
    [idiom]reverse cause and effect
  • 倒背如流
    [idiom]be able to recite something backwards fluently
  • 倒悬之急
    [idiom]on the brink of destruction

Similar-form characters to 倒

Chinese Characters with pinyin dào

  • arrive; thoughtful
  • road; channel
  • steal; thief
  • rice; seeds of rice
  • mourn for