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


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


钢刀 gāng dāo sword
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