dāo knife (radical)

Note

Alternative form of knife - used as radical for many characters to do with cutting
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 18 used in: lì (sharp) ; qián (front) ; gāng (hard) ; kān (to print) ; bié (to leave) ; dào (arrive)

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Sounds same

dāo (knife)

Different tone

dǎo (fall) dǎo (island) dào (arrive) dào (road)
Full character form of this simplified radical: dāo

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Amoy

One of the place names that have changed dramatically is the port city of Amoy. The old name is still seen on many commercial products. The official PRC name is Xiamen 厦门 meaning 'mansion gate'. The name 'Amoy' comes from the local Fujian Min Nan dialect. The original Chinese name was 下門 Xiamen or 'lower gate' so that name has changed too.
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