ChineseEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

to know; to be aware
 
direction; way; method
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (知道)
simp. #(知道)
alternative forms 知到 chiefly Cantonese


VerbEdit

知道

  1. to know (something); to be aware of
    知道  ―  Wǒ bù zhīdào.  ―  I don't know.
    知道 [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  ngo5 m4 zi1 dou3. [Jyutping]  ―  I don't know.
    知道哪兒 / 知道哪儿  ―  zhīdào tā zhù nǎr.  ―  I know where he lives.
    我們知道 / 我们知道  ―  Wǒmen bù zhīdào.  ―  We don't know.
    知道名字 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    zhīzhīdào tā de míngzi? [Pinyin]
    Do you know his name?
    我們知道刀子嘴豆腐心 [MSC, trad.]
    我们知道刀子嘴豆腐心 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒmen dōu zhīdào nǐ shì ge dāozi zuǐ dòufu xīn. [Pinyin]
    We all know that even though you talk tough, you're a softy underneath it all.
    不務正業天天知道吃喝玩樂 [MSC, trad.]
    不务正业天天知道吃喝玩乐 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā bùwùzhèngyè, tiāntiān jiù zhīdào chīhēwánlè. [Pinyin]
    He won't do an honest day's work, and instead spends his days just having fun.
  2. to understand
    知道?」「知道!」 [Cantonese, trad.]
    知道?”“知道!” [Cantonese, simp.]
    “zi1 m4 zi1 dou3?” “zi1 dou3!” [Jyutping]
    "Got it?" "Got it!"
SynonymsEdit
  • (to know):
  • (to understand):
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Pronunciation 2Edit

to know; to be aware
 
direction; way; method
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (知道)
simp. #(知道)


VerbEdit

知道

  1. (literary, Taoism, Confucianism) to know the Tao; to know the way; to understand the principles well