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v. play (games, e.g. cards, video games, ball games in which hands are used, etc.)
Other meanings
[dǎ]   v. knock, beat; be smashed; attack, fight; mix; (wild animals) catch, hunt
[dǎ]   v. dispatch, make (phone call), shoot (gun)
[dá]   m. dozen
[dǎ]   prep. from, since, through
[dǎ]   v. draw, ladle; write; buy; inject; speak or act in a way; go through or perform (physical action), experience (physical phenomena); design, calculate
[dǎ]   v. (of food or other objects) make; pack up, tie up; weave, knot; hoist, hold up; draw, paint
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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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dǎ qiú
v. play ball
dǎ pái
n. play cards, play poker
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nà gè qiú yuán dǎ de bù hǎo
phr. That player is not playing well
dǎ lán qiú
v. play basketball
dǎ gāo ěr fū qiú
phr. to play golf