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char./m. suite, series; bend of a river; convention; measure word for suit, set, group, houses
Other meanings
[tào]   n. case, sheath; cotton lining; knot; harness; trap, ruse
[tào]   v. cover with; interlink, overlap; model sth on sth; harness (a draught animal); try to win (sb's friendship); trap sb into (telling sth); buy up illegally

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.
kè tào
v./n. utter polite formulas; civilities, politeness, ceremony
tā rèn wéi zhè tào fáng zi bú cuò , tā hén mǎn yì .
phr. He considered that this house was nice and he felt very satisfied.
tā zǒng shì shuō yí tào zuò yí tào , wǒ men dōu bù xiāng xìn tā .
phr. He always talks in one way and acts in another. We all don't believe him.
tào zhuāng
n. suit (of clothes); set of coordinated items
tào cān
n. set meal
hé tào
n. bend of a river