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v. to exchange; to wag; to turn
Other meanings
[diào]   v. fall; drop; lose; lag behind; decrease
[diào]   v. (used after a verb as complement) indicating removal, departure or finish
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.
zán liá ké yǐ diào yì xià zuò wèi ma ?
phr. Could we exchange seats please?
wěi dà bú diào
phr. The tail is too big to wag, indicating the institutions are too cumbersome to be effective
diào tóu
v. turn one's head, make a U-turn, turn around