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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Wed 10th Jan

Chinese ice-boy receives huge wave of sympathy

A distressing story of harsh life in the provinces has moved many hearts on Chinese social media.

Wang Fuman walked the 3 miles to school in the freezing cold dressed only in thin clothes. He is one of the millions of 'left-behind' children who live in villages. Both his parents have moved away to work in the cities and so he is looked after by an older sister and his grandmother. Cold weather in Yunnan province can be fierce but is not as common as elsewhere in China.


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