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dáo yǎn
n./v. to direct (movies etc.); director
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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.
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tā shì yì wèi dà míng díng dǐng de dáo yǎn .
phr. He is a well-known director.
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wǒ fēi cháng xǐ huan nà gè dáo yǎn , tā suó yǒu de diàn yíng wǒ dōu kàn guò .
phr. I like that director so much that I've seen all the movies directed by him.
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tā dáo yǎn le hěn duō zhù míng de yǐng piàn .
phr. She has directed many famous films.
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wǒ yuán lái shì yǎn yuán , xiàn zài xiǎng zuò dáo yǎn .
phr. I was an actor, but now I want to be a director.