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

Shanghai International Settlement

It is now little known that the great city of Shanghai is a foreign invention, this is due to Chinese pride and a wish to forget the humiliation of the past. When Britain took Shanghai in 1842 it was a small fishing town, in 1854 a wise move made the trading port an International Settlement technically independent of any foreign power but dominated by the British. Trade flourished and was called a 'Model Settlement' with foreign powers and local Chinese working in harmony. By 1920 it had grown to 3,000,000 people and called the 'Paris of the East'. Its foreign past caused the Communist government to shut down many businesses in the period to 1975, since which time it has flourished and grown again.
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