duì right; correct; couple

Made up of [ yòu also; in addition; and radical 29, cùn unit of length; inch; thumb radical 41]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using yòu : fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)
Using cùn : dé (get) shù (tree) shè (to shoot) fēng (to confer) shí (time)

Sounds same

duì (Lake) duì duì (to cash)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

对牛弹琴 duì niú tán qín To address an inappropriate and unappreciative audience
对症下药 duì zhèng xià yào Take the right measures to solve a problem and achieve the desired result
驴唇不对马嘴 lǖ chún bù duì mǎ zuǐ Something that is out of place and inappropriate

Japan's ally

It is little known that Britain (U.K.) was Japan's important ally during the period 1890-1920. The support for the Japanese was a strategic decision to keep Russia out of northern China. Britain directly 'ruled' central China with Shanghai as its main city but it did not have the resources to impose conrtol over Manchuria. As Russia's control of Manchuria was growing rapidly Britain turned to Japan as an ally. It was not until Japan's expansionist plans became clear in the 1920s that Britain distanced itself from Japan.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

视眈眈
Hǔ shì dān dān [hu shi dan dan]
tiger look at stare stare
A tiger's stare. To look very covetously
To eye enviously
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