Chinese Word Entry

刀背
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄉㄠ ㄅㄟˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): dāo bèi
Cantonese (Jyutping): dou1 bui3
Definition: back of the knife

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Chinese characters used in this word

sword, saber, knife, old coin, measure
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄠ (dāo), ㄉㄧㄠ (diāo)
Cantonese: dou1
Japanese: トウ (tou) / かたな (katana)、 そり (sori)
Korean: 도 (do)
Vietnamese: đao
Variants
Semantic variant form:

stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel, back side, betray
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄟˋ (bèi), ㄅㄟ (bēi)
Cantonese: bui3, bui6
Japanese: ハイ (hai) / せ (se)、 せい (sei)、 そむ.く (somuku)、 そむ.ける (somukeru)
Korean: 배 (bae), 패 (pae)
Vietnamese: bối, bội
Variants
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