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    dào     way / road / path

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Grammar: Noun
Notes: 道 is the 69th most frequently used word in the 1985 Beijing Institute of Languages frequency wordlist. In this sense 道 means 道路 (Ho, 2002, '道'; NCCED '道' n 1). For example, 风过去了,只剩下直的雨道 'The wind went away and all that was left was the rainy path.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 264) Middle Chinese: daoX. 道 is used in the same sense in literary Chinese (Kroll '道' 1). For example, 通九道 'made the roads communicable.' (Records of the Historian, Annals of Xia 《史記‧夏本紀》)
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