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direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
 
to manage; to heed; to put in order; reason; logic; science; inner principle or structure
simp. and trad.
(道理)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

道理

  1. reason; argument; logic
  2. principle; rule; truth
    道理無窮學者要不得自足 [MSC, trad.]
    道理无穷学者要不得自足 [MSC, simp.]
    Dàolǐ wúqióng, xuézhě xiān yàobudé yǒu zìzú xīn. [Pinyin]
    Truth is infinite; a scholar cannot afford to have a complacent attitude.
  3. the right way (to do something)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (道理):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

道理 (hiragana どうり, rōmaji dōri)

  1. reason, logic, sense, principle
     (かれ) () (けん)道理 (どうり) (かな)っていない。
    Kare no iken wa dōri ni kanatte inai.
    His opinion doesn't make sense.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

道理 (dori) (hangeul 도리)

  1. Hanja form? of 도리 (duty; way, method, means).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

道理

  1. Hán tự form of đạo lí, “moral code, principles, standards; moral philosophy”