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dào lǐ
n. principle; sense, truth, reason, argument; decision, way

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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mā mā yòng jiǎn dān de dào lǐ jiào dáo wǒ men .
phr. Mom taught us with simple principles.
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nǐ shuō de yǒu dào lǐ
phr. What you've said really makes sense.
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lǎo shī bù jǐn yào chuán shòu zhī shi , ér qiě yào jiāo xué shēng zuò rén de dào lǐ .
phr. Teachers should not only impart knowledge to students, but also teach them how to behave.
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tā de huà duō sháo yóu diǎn dào lǐ .
phr. His words were kind of reasonable.
qián xiǎn de dào lǐ
phr. plain truth, simple truth
yǒu dào li
phr. make sense, reasonable
jiǎng dào lǐ
phr. reason things out
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tā de huà yóu jǐ fēn dào lǐ
phr. His words have some truth.; What he said makes some sense.
méi yǒu dào lǐ
phr. make no sense; be not reasonable
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nǐ shuō de huà méi yǒu dào lǐ .
phr. What you said doesn't make sense.
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zhè me jiǎn dān de dào lǐ , tā lèng bù dǒng .
phr. Such a simple process of reasoning! He doesn't even follow it.
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rú hé chú lǐ zhè gè wèn tí , wǒ zì yǒu dào lǐ .
phr. Regarding how to deal with this issue, I have my own way.
rè zhàng lěng suō de dào lǐ
phr. the principle of thermal expansion and contraction