难道 nán dào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

难道 (nán dào) English Meaning

  • don’t tell me…
  • could it be that…?

Traditional Characters:  難道

难 forms words in:

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

道 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 难道你还不明白--那都是诬陷!
    Nándào nǐ hái bù míngbái–nà dōu shì wúxiàn!
    Don’t you see it was all a frame-up!
  • 你难道不知道窃窃私语是不礼貌的吗?
    Nǐ nándào bùzhīdào qièqiè sīyǔ shì bù lǐmào de ma?
    Don’t you know it’s rude to whisper?
  • 难道他可以买一把刀,而我就不行了?
    Nándào tā kěyǐ mǎi yī bǎ dāo, ér wǒ jiù bùxíngle?
    If it’s okay for him to buy a knife, then why on earth can’t I?
  • 你这个笨脑瓜难道不明白我们买不起吗?
    Nǐ zhège bèn nǎoguā nándào bù míngbái wǒmen mǎi bù qǐ ma?
    Can’t you get it into your thick skull that we can’t afford it?
  • 难道我没有告诉你演唱会的时候要早点去吗?
    Nándào wǒ méiyǒu gàosù nǐ yǎnchàng huì de shíhòu yào zǎodiǎn qù ma?
    I thought I told you that you should get to the concert early?
  • 你怎么竟然做出这种事?你难道不知羞耻吗?
    Nǐ zěnme jìngrán zuò chū zhè zhǒng shì? Nǐ nándào bù zhī xiūchǐ ma?
    How could you do such a thing? Have you no shame?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 nan

难 (nán): difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good

  • (yòu): still / hand
  • (zhuī): short-tailed bird

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 难

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 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

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