掉 diào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

掉 (diào) English Meaning

  • to fall
  • to drop
  • to lag behind
  • to lose
  • to go missing
  • to reduce
  • fall (in prices)
  • to lose (value, weight, etc.)
  • to wag
  • to swing
  • to turn
  • to change
  • to exchange
  • to swap
  • to show off
  • to shed (hair)

Traditional Character:  

掉 is only found in HSK 4.

Sample Sentences

  • 我看,这些污点去不掉。
    Wǒ kàn, zhèxiē wūdiǎn qù bù diào.
    I don’t think these stains will come out.
  • 不要把烟灰掉在地毯上。
    Bùyào bǎ yānhuī diào zài dìtǎn shàng.
    Don’t drop cigarette ash on the carpet.
  • 请熄掉所有冒烟的东西。
    Qǐng xī diào suǒyǒu mào yān de dōngxī.
    Please put out all smoking materials.
  • 她正把烟筒里的黑灰扫掉。
    Tā zhèng bǎ yāntǒng lǐ de hēi huī sǎo diào.
    She is sweeping the soot out of the chimney.
  • 把被风吹上去的绒毛刷掉。
    Bǎ bèi fēng chuī shàngqù de róngmáo shuā diào.
    Brush away the windblown fluff.
  • 到时候树就落叶、花就掉瓣。
    Dào shíhòu shù jiù luòyè, huā jiù diào bàn.
    Trees shed their leaves and flowers shed their petals.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 diao 4

掉 (diào): to fall; to drop; to lag behind; to lose; to go missing; to reduce; fall (in prices); to lose (value, weight etc); to wag; to swing; to turn; to change; to exchange; to swap; to show off; to shed (hair)

  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 卓 (zhuō): outstanding
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