dāo
n. knife, sword, blade; knife-shaped object
Other meanings
[dāo]   radical. knife
    knife
 n/a 
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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dāo zi
n. knife
yì bǎ dāo
n. a knife
yòng dāo qiē
phr. chop with a knife
yì dāo qiē
idiom. cut it even at one stroke---handle different situations in the same way, impose uniformity in all cases
guā hú dāo
n. razor for shaving face
dāo xià liú rén
phr. (said to save sb. from an execution at the last moment) Spare him/her! Hold the execution!
wǔ dāo nòng qiāng
phr. to brandish swords and play with spears
bīng dāo
n. steel blade on ice skates