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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)

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NounEdit

道理

  1. reason; argument; logic
    其實道理現在他們早已懂得 [MSC, trad.]
    其实道理现在他们早已懂得 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 1918: Lu Xun, A Madman's Diary (狂人日記)
    Qíshí zhèi zhǒng dàolǐ dào le xiànzài, tāmén yě gāi zǎoyǐ dǒngde [Pinyin]
    Actually, they should already understand this kind of argument by now
  2. principle; rule; truth
  3. the right way (to do something)

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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, romaji dōri)

  1. reason, logic, sense, principle
     (かれ)意見 (いけん)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 978-4-14-011112-3

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”
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