dǎo island

Made up of [ shān mountain radical 46, niǎo bird radical 196]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combines 'island' and 'bird' giving the impression of where sea birds nest

Related characters


Using shān : suì (year) àn (bank)
Using niǎo : jī (fowl) wū (crow)

Sounds same

dǎo (fall)

Different tone

dāo (knife) dāo (knife (radical)) dào (arrive) dào (road)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

秦皇岛 Qinhuangdao, Hebei
葫芦岛 Huludao, Liaoning
青岛 Qingdao, Shandong

Phrases

青岛 qīng dǎo Qingdao
Chinese proverb

Proverb

济私
Jiǎ gōng jì sī [jia gong ji si]
false public aid self
Swindle public to help yourself
Use public office for personal gain
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely
Peony

Peony

Culture

The peony is a frequent art motif in China. It is considered one of the best flowers of Spring and was much loved by Empress Wu Zetian.
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