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n. case, sheath; cotton lining; knot; harness; trap, ruse
Other meanings
[tào]   char./m. suite, series; bend of a river; convention; measure word for suit, set, group, houses
[tào]   v. cover with; interlink, overlap; model sth on sth; harness (a draught animal); try to win (sb's friendship); trap sb into (telling sth); buy up illegally

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
shǒu tào
n. glove
quān tào
n. trap, snare
zhěn tou tào
n. pillowcase
tào shéng
n. lasso, noose, lariat