v. knock, beat; be smashed; attack, fight; mix; (wild animals) catch, hunt
Other meanings
[dǎ]   v. dispatch, make (phone call), shoot (gun)
[dǎ]   v. play (games, e.g. cards, video games, ball games in which hands are used, etc.)
[dá]   m. dozen
[dǎ]   prep. from, since, through
[dǎ]   v. draw, ladle; write; buy; inject; speak or act in a way; go through or perform (physical action), experience (physical phenomena); design, calculate
[dǎ]   v. (of food or other objects) make; pack up, tie up; weave, knot; hoist, hold up; draw, paint
    hand
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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.
EXAMPLES
dǎ yú
v. to catch fish
dǎ rén
phr. beat a person /people
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tā tiǎo dòng tā de péng you dǎ jià
phr. He provoked his friends into fighting.
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tā dǎ fān le huā píng
phr. He struck down the vase.
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huā píng dǎ le
phr. The vase was smashed.
dǎ jī dàn
phr. to beat eggs