dāo knife


Number of strokes 2

Sounds same

dāo (knife (radical))

Different tone

dǎo (fall) dǎo (island) dào (arrive) dào (road)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: dāo

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 刀
Stroke order for character 刀, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

刀山火海 dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation
笑里藏刀 xiaò lǐ cáng dāo Malice concealed by apparent friendliness

Also

钢刀 gāng dāo sword
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