Chinese Word Entry


Simplified Chinese form: 投石问路

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄊㄡˊ ㄕˊ ㄨㄣˋ ㄌㄨˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): tóu shí wèn lù
Cantonese (Jyutping): tau4 sek6 man6 lou6
  1. lit to toss a stone to find out what's ahead (idiom)

  2. fig to test the waters

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Chinese characters used in this word

throw, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss, cast, fling, pitch, jump
Mandarin: ㄊㄡˊ (tóu), ㄉㄡˋ (dòu)
Cantonese: tau4
Japanese: トウ (tou) / な.げる (nageru)、 -な.げ (-nage)
Korean: 투 (tu)
Vietnamese: đầu

stone, rock, mineral, Kangxi radical 112
Mandarin: ㄕˊ (shí), ㄉㄢˋ (dàn)
Cantonese: sek6
Japanese: セキ (seki)、 シャク (shaku)、 コク (koku) / いし (ishi)
Korean: 석 (seog)
Vietnamese: thạch
Semantic variant form:

question, ask, problem, ask (about), inquire after
Mandarin: ㄨㄣˋ (wèn)
Cantonese: man6
Japanese: モン (mon)、 ブン (bun) / と.う (tou)、 と.い (toi)、 とん (ton)
Korean: 문 (mun)
Vietnamese: vấn
Simplified Chinese form:

path, route, road, distance, street, journey
Mandarin: ㄌㄨˋ (lù), ㄌㄨㄛˋ (luò)
Cantonese: lou6
Japanese: ロ (ro)、 ル (ru) / -じ (-ji)、 みち (michi)、 じ (ji)
Korean: 로 (ro), 노 (no)
Vietnamese: lộ