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adv. (contrary to common sense or one's expectation); but, however; (after a "verb + de" structure, implying blame); (in the subordinate clause, indicating concession); (in an imperative sentence or a question, indicating impatience); (used to soften the tone)
Other meanings
[dào]   v. pour; to reverse; move backward
[dǎo]   v. to fall over, to fail or collapse; to overthrow; be spoiled, have malfunction; change, shift; move around; sell up; buy and resell at a profit
[dào]   adj. upside down, inverted
    person, man
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.
wǒ ràng nǐ bà lái, nǐ dào lái le .
phr. I asked your father to come, but you came instead.
méi xiǎng dào tā de hàn yǔ dào shuō de hén hǎo .
phr. I did not expect, that his Chinese is quite good.
tā de cài jū rán shāo de zhè me hǎo dào yě shì jiàn lìng rén xiǎng bu dào de shì .
phr. His dishes are so well-cooked (he's so good at cooking); this is something quite unexpected.
zhè piān wén zhāng yǐn yòng de shù jù suī rán bù duō, jié lùn dào hái zhàn de zhù .
phr. Not a whole lot of data are cited in this article, but its conclusion holds.