dāo
radical. knife
Other meanings
[dāo]   n. knife, sword, blade; knife-shaped object
    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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qiē
v. to cut, to cut off, to slice; (math.) be tangent
fēn
n. point, mark; fraction; one-tenth; one tenth (of units of the metric system)
chū
adj. first (in order), primary
biè
v./adj. (dialect) dissuade from, win over; (of writting) awkward; not getting along well; unpleasant