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:

Note

A measure word for 'pair' of things as alternative to 'liang'.
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) fú (clothes) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)
Also uses cùn component: dé (get) fēng (to confer) guò (past) jiāng (will) shè (to shoot) shí (time) shù (tree) sì (Buddhist temple)

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 Wasting your time on pointless efforts. The 'lute' in this case is the qin, a traditional musical instrument. To address an inappropriate and unappreciative audience. A story from the Han dynasty when Mouzi Lihuolun, a Confucian scholar, who failed to describe Buddhist teaching because his audience had no basic understanding of it
对症下药 duì zhèng xià yào Take the right measures to solve a problem to achieve the desired result
驴唇不对马嘴 lǖ chún bù duì mǎ zuǐ Something that is out of place and inappropriate

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