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v./n. carve, engrave; decorate with patterns and paintings; carving, sculpture
Other meanings
[diāo]   n. eagle, vulture
    short tailed bird
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.
bīng diāo
n. ice sculpture
zhè fú huà shì yòng yù shí diāo chéng de .
phr. This picture is carved out of jade.
diāo sù
n. sculpture
fú diāo
n. relief sculpture, embossment
diāo kè
n./v. sculpture; carve, engrave, marble
diāo xiàng
n. statue
diāo huā
n. carving, decorative carved pattern, arabesque
gēn diāo
n./v. root carving; carving root
tā bǎ zhè kuài shù gēn diāo chéng le yí jiàn zhuāng shì pǐn
phr. He carved a decorative artistic work out of this chunk of tree root.
diāo zhuó zuàn shí
phr. cut and polish a diamond
xiǔ mù bù kě diāo
idiom. rotten wood is impossible to be sculpted and made into sth. useful -- ineducable person, unsalvageable or hopeless situation
yù diāo
nphr. jade carving