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Pronunciation 1Edit

to know; to be aware
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
simp. and trad.
(知道)
variant 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?
    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
Dialectal synonyms of 知道 (“to know (something)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 知道, 知曉
Mandarin Beijing 知道
Taiwan 知道
Jinan 知道
Xi'an 知道
Wuhan 曉得, 找得到
Huanggang 曉得
Chengdu 曉得
Yangzhou 曉得
Hefei 曉得
Cantonese Guangzhou , 知道
Hong Kong , 知道
Taishan 知𡃴
Yangjiang , 知得
Gan Nanchang 曉得
Hakka Meixian , 知得
Miaoli (N. Sixian) , 知得
Liudui (S. Sixian) , 知得
Hsinchu (Hailu) , 知得
Dongshi (Dabu) , 知得, 知著
Hsinchu (Raoping) , 知得
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan 知道, 曉得
Min Bei Jian'ou 得知, 曉得
Min Dong Fuzhou , 捌傳,
Min Nan Xiamen , 知影
Quanzhou , 知影
Zhangzhou , 知影
Taipei , 知影
Kaohsiung , 知影
Penang , 知影
Singapore , 知影
Philippines (Manila) , 知影
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 曉得
Wenzhou 曉得
Xiang Changsha 曉得
Shuangfeng 曉得
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Derived termsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

知道

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