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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, 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 978-4-14-011112-3

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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”