到底 dào dǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

到底 (dào dǐ) English Meaning

  • finally
  • in the end
  • when all is said and done
  • after all
  • to the end
  • to the last

Traditional Characters:  到底

This character forms words in:

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This character forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 这到底是什么?
    Zhè dàodǐ shì shénme?
    What on earth is that?
  • 海滩上你到底愿意去吗?
    Hǎitān shàng nǐ dàodǐ yuànyì qù ma?
    Are you willing to go to the beach?
  • 他到底躲在甚么地方呢?
    Tā dàodǐ duǒ zài shénme dìfāng ne?
    I wonder where he is hiding.
  • 问题是她到底来还是不来。
    Wèntí shì tā dàodǐ lái háishì bù lái.
    The point is whether she will come or not.
  • 你到底有没有听我说的话?
    Nǐ dàodǐ yǒu méiyǒu tīng wǒ shuō dehuà?
    Did you listen at all to what I said?
  • 我不确定那座桥到底有多长。
    Wǒ bù quèdìng nà zuò qiáo dàodǐ yǒu duō zhǎng.
    I don’t know the exact length of this bridge.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

到 (dào): to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive; (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action)

  •  (zhì): to reach
  •  (dāo): knife

底 (dǐ): background; bottom; base; end (of the month, year, etc.); remnants

  • 广 (guǎng): shelter
  • 氐 (dī): name of an ancient tribe

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 到

HSK 2 Word List

  • 到(dào): to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 底

HSK 4 Word List

  • 到底 (dào dǐ): finally; in the end; when all is said and done; after all; to the end; to the last
  • 底 (dǐ): background; bottom; base; the end of a period of time; towards the end of (last month)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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