(tào)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. cover
  2. (mw for sets of things)
  3. tie together

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
手套 shǒutào glove/mitten
配套 pèi tào form a complete set
圈套 quāntào trap
安全套 ān quán tào condom/CL:隻|只[zhī]
保险套 bǎo xiǎn tào condom/CL:隻|只[zhī]
被套 bèi tào quilt cover/to have money stuck (in stocks, real estate etc)
笔套 bǐ tào the cap of a pen, pencil or writing brush/the sheath of a pen (made of cloth, silk or thread)
避孕套 bì yùn tào condom/CL:隻|只[zhī]
不落俗套 bù luò sú tào to conform to no conventional pattern/unconventional/offbeat
肠套叠 cháng tào dié intussusception (medicine)
陈套 chén tào set pattern/old habit
成套 chéng tào forming a complete set/complementing one another
戴套 dài tào to wear a condom
单套 dān tào single set
耳套 ěr tào earmuff/CL:副[fù]
防毒手套 fáng dú shǒu tào protective gloves
防毒靴套 fáng dú xuē tào gas-protection boots/protective boots
封套 fēng tào envelope/wrapper/(book) jacket/(record) sleeve
管套 guǎn tào pipe sleeve
河套 Hé tào the Great Bend of the Yellow River in Inner Mongolia
河套 hé tào river bend
护颈套 hù jǐng tào cervical collar
话里套话 huà lǐ tào huà to use seemingly innocent conversation topics as a pretext to glean information/to touch upon other matters not central to the topic being discussed
活套 huó tào noose/running knot
加密套接字协议层 jiā mì tào jiē zì xié yì céng Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) (computing)
矫形牙套 jiǎo xíng yá tào orthodontic brace
客套 kè tào polite greeting/civilities/to exchange pleasantries
客套话 kè tào huà conventional greeting/polite formula
滥套子 làn tào zi platitude/pointless talk
老套 lǎo tào hackneyed/well-worn (phrase etc)/same old story/stereotypical fashion
老套子 lǎo tào zi old methods/old habits
老一套 lǎo yī tào the same old stuff
连指手套 lián zhǐ shǒu tào mittens
龙套 lóng tào costume of minor characters in opera, featuring dragon designs/walk-on
乱套 luàn tào in a mess/upside down
抛补套利 pāo bǔ tào lì covered arbitrage
跑龙套 pǎo lóng tào to play a small role
配套 pèi tào to form a complete set/compatible/matching/complementary
配套完善 pèi tào wán shàn comprehensive
嵌套 qiàn tào nested/nesting
圈套 quān tào trap/snare/trick
全套 quán tào an entire set/full complement
如意套 rú yì tào (dialect) condom
三件套式西装 sān jiàn tào shì xī zhuāng three-piece suit
舍不得孩子套不住狼 shě bù de hái zi tào bù zhù láng one who is not prepared to risk his child will never catch the wolf (proverb)/(fig.) one who is unwilling to take risks will not achieve great things
设圈套 shè quān tào to scam/to set a trap/to set up a scheme to defraud people
绳索套 shéng suǒ tào a noose
绳套 shéng tào noose/harness
手套 shǒu tào glove/mitten/CL:雙|双[shuāng],隻|只[zhī]
手套箱 shǒu tào xiāng glove compartment (of a car)/glovebox (sealed compartment with attached gloves for handling hazardous materials etc)
双套 shuāng tào double set/diploid
俗套 sú tào conventional patterns/cliché
套包 tào bāo collar part of horse harness
套餐 tào cān set meal/product or service package (e.g. for a cell phone subscription)
套车 tào chē to harness (a horse to a cart)
套磁 tào cí (coll.) to cultivate good relations with sb/to try to gain favor with sb
套叠 tào dié overlapping/nesting/to interleave
套儿 tào er (coll.) loop of rope/noose/scheme/ploy/condom
套房 tào fáng suite/apartment/flat
套服 tào fú a suit (of clothes)
套购 tào gòu a fraudulent purchase/to buy up sth illegally
套管 tào guǎn pipe casing
套红 tào hóng printing portions of a page (e.g. a banner headline) in red (or other color)
套话 tào huà polite phrase/conventional greetings/cliché/to try to worm facts out of sb
套换 tào huàn to change (currency) illegally/fraudulent exchange
套汇 tào huì illegal currency exchange/arbitrage
套件 tào jiàn kit (equipment)/(bicycle) groupset
套间 tào jiān vestibule/small inner room (opening to others)/suite/apartment
套交情 tào jiāo qing to try to gain sb's friendship
套结 tào jié a noose
套近乎 tào jìn hū to worm one's way into being friends with sb (usually derogatory)
套口供 tào kǒu gòng to trap a suspect into a confession
套裤 tào kù leggings
套牢 tào láo to immobilize with a lasso/to be trapped in the stock market
套利 tào lì arbitrage
套利者 tào lì zhě arbitrager
套路 tào lù sequence of movements in martial arts/routine/pattern/standard method
套马 tào mǎ to harness a horse/to lasso a horse
套马杆 tào mǎ gǎn lasso on long wooden pole
套牌车 tào pái chē car with fake plates
套期保值 tào qī bǎo zhí to hedge (one's bets)/to defend against risk
套取 tào qǔ to acquire fraudulently/an illegal exchange
套曲 tào qǔ divertimento (music)
套圈 tào quān ferrule/ring toss
套裙 tào qún woman's suit/dress worn over a petticoat
套色 tào shǎi color printing using several overlaid images
套衫 tào shān a pullover
套衫儿 tào shān er a pullover
套绳 tào shéng a lasso
套数 tào shù song cycle in Chinese opera/(fig.) a series of tricks/polite remarks/number of (things that are counted in 套[tào], like houses)
套索 tào suǒ a lasso/noose
套套 tào tao methods/the old tricks/(slang) condom
套筒 tào tǒng sleeve/a tube for wrapping
套筒扳手 tào tǒng bān shǒu socket spanner
套头 tào tóu (of a garment) designed to be put on by pulling it over one's head (like a sweater or T-shirt etc)
套娃 tào wá matryoshka (Russian nested doll)
套问 tào wèn to sound sb out/to find out by tactful indirect questioning
套现 tào xiàn to convert (an asset) into cash/to cash out
套鞋 tào xié overshoes/galoshes
套袖 tào xiù sleeve cover
套印 tào yìn color printing using several overlaid images
套用 tào yòng to copy a set pattern mechanically/to crib
套语 tào yǔ polite set phrases
套种 tào zhòng to interplant
套钟 tào zhōng chime
套中人 tào zhōng rén a conservative
套装 tào zhuāng outfit or suit (of clothes)/set of coordinated items/kit
套子 tào zi sheath/case/cover/conventional method/cliché/trick/(coll.) condom
套作 tào zuò intercropping/growing several crops together
头套 tóu tào actor's headgear/wig/head covering
褪套儿 tùn tào er (coll.) to break loose/to shake off responsibility
袜套 wà tào leg warmers
外套 wài tào coat/jacket/CL:件[jiàn]
卫生套 wèi shēng tào condom/CL:隻|只[zhī]
卸套 xiè tào to loosen a yoke/to remove harness (from beast of burden)
鞋套 xié tào overshoe/shoe cover
袖套 xiù tào sleeve cover/outer sleeve
雪套 xuě tào gaiters
牙套 yá tào orthodontic brace/(dental) crown
一套 yī tào suit/a set/a collection/of the same kind/the same old stuff/set pattern of behavior
阴茎套 yīn jīng tào condom/CL:隻|只[zhī]
有一套 yǒu yī tào to have a skill/to be savvy/to know how to do sth
枕套 zhěn tào pillowcase
枕头套 zhěn tou tào pillow case
整套 zhěng tào entire set
指数套利 zhǐ shù tào lì index arbitrage
中圈套 zhòng quān tào to fall in a trap
锥套 zhuī tào taper bushing
座椅套子 zuò yǐ tào zi seat cover

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