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道歉 dào qiàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

道歉 (dào qiàn) English Meaning

  • to apologize
  • to make an apology

Traditional Characters:  道歉

道 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

歉 forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 你应该道歉。
    Nǐ yīnggāi dàoqiàn.
    You’ve got to apologize.
  • 她大方地道歉。
    Tā dàfāng dì dàoqiàn.
    She had the decency to apologize.
  • 没有必要道歉。
    Méiyǒu bìyào dàoqiàn.
    There’s no need to apologize.
  • 现在道歉也迟了。
    Xiànzài dàoqiàn yě chíle.
    It’s too late to apologize.
  • 您该为您的粗鲁道歉。
    Nín gāi wèi nín de cūlǔ dàoqiàn.
    You should apologize for your rudeness.
  • 我必须向Ann道歉。
    Wǒ bìxū xiàng Ann dàoqiàn.
    I must apologize to Ann.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

道 (dào): direction; way; road; path; CL: 條|条(tiáo), 股(gǔ); principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks, etc.), barriers (walls, doors, etc.), questions (in an exam, etc.), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; province (of Korea or Japan)

  •  (chuò): brisk walking
  •  (shǒu): head
HSK 4 qian

歉 (qiàn): to apologize; to regret; deficient

  •  (jiān): double; twice; simultaneous; holding two or more (official) posts at the same time
  •  (qiàn): tired

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 道

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 歉

HSK 4 Word List

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