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dǒu
m./n. unit for measuring grain; (ancient) grain container, wine vessel; (astronomy) Big Dipper; object shaped like a cup or dipper; whorls of a fingerprint
Other meanings
[dòu]   v. fight; make animals fight (as a game); contest with; come close together
[dǒu]   radical. dipper
    dipper
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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.
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dǒu peng
n. mantle, cloak
yān dǒu
n. smoking pipe
dǒu niú
n. Big Dipper and Altair (astronomy)
xīng dǒu
n. stars
dǒu lì
n. bamboo rain hat
dóu dǎn
adv. risky; boldly
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chén wáng xī shí yàn píng lè , dóu jiǔ shí qiān zì huān xuè
phr. (ancient poem) At olden times Prince Chen held a great feast; He drank barrels and barrels with no stall. ("Drink Wine", by Li Bai, a famous poet in Tang Dynasty)
póu dǒu zhé héng
phr. (ancient Chinese) to destroy the steelyard which makee people haggle over every ounce
qì chōng niú dǒu
idiom. anger shooting up to the skies -- be furious, fly into great rage
béi dǒu
n. Great Bear, Big Dipper; Beidou town (in Changhua county, Taiwan)
cái gāo bā dǒu
idiom. to be endowed with extraordinary talents
kuàng dǒu
n. ore bucket
dǒu jī
n. (old) fingerprints (whorls and loops)