Chinese Word Entry

投石問路

Simplified Chinese form: 投石问路

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄊㄡˊ ㄕˊ ㄨㄣˋ ㄌㄨˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): tóu shí wèn lù
Cantonese (Jyutping): tau4 sek6 man6 lou6
Definitions:
  1. lit. to toss a stone to find out what's ahead (idiom)

  2. fig. to test the waters


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Chinese characters used in this word

throw, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss, cast, fling, pitch, jump
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄡˊ (tóu), ㄉㄡˋ (dòu)
Cantonese: tau4
Japanese: トウ / な.げる、 -な.げ
Korean:
Vietnamese: đầu

stone, rock, mineral, rad. 112
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕˊ (shí), ㄉㄢˋ (dàn)
Cantonese: daam3, sek6
Japanese: セキ、 シャク、 コク / いし
Korean:
Vietnamese: thạch
Variants
Semantic variant form:

question, ask, problem, ask (about), inquire after
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨㄣˋ (wèn)
Cantonese: man6
Japanese: モン、 ブン / と.う、 と.い、 とん
Korean:
Vietnamese: vấn
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

path, route, road, distance, street, journey
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄨˋ (lù), ㄌㄨㄛˋ (luò)
Cantonese: lou6
Japanese: ロ、 ル / -じ、 みち、 じ
Korean: 로, 노
Vietnamese: lộ