Meaning and pronunciation of 对

Simplified character
Traditional character



  • right
  • correct
  • couple
  • pair
  • towards
  • at
  • for
  • to face
  • opposite
  • to treat (sb a certain way)
  • to match together
  • to adjust
  • to fit
  • to suit
  • to answer
  • to reply
  • classifier: couple

HSK levels


  • (yòu): still / hand
  • (cùn): thumb

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing swamp; ☱;
  • : squadron; team; group; CL:個|个[ge4];

Sentences examples with 对

  • 对不起,我不爱你了,我就爱她!
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ bù ài nǐle, wǒ jiù ài tā!
  • 甲:对不起。乙:没关系。
    Jiǎ: Duìbùqǐ. Yǐ: Méiguānxì.
  • 甲:对不起!乙:没关系。
    Jiǎ: Duìbùqǐ! Yǐ: Méiguānxì.
  • 把这个字去掉,这个句子就对了。
    Bǎ zhège zì qùdiào, zhège jùzi jiù duìle.
  • 对不起,我错了。
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ cuòle.

Words containing 对, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • 对不起 (duì bu qǐ): I'm sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat); unworthy; to let down;

HSK 2 vocabulary list

  • (duì): towards; at; for
  • (duì): right; correct

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list

  • 对策 (duì cè): countermeasure for dealing with a situation
  • 对称 (duì chèn): symmetry; symmetrical
  • 对付 (duì fu): to handle; to deal with; to cope; to get by with
  • 对抗 (duì kàng): to withstand; to resist; to stand off; antagonism; confrontation
  • 对立 (duì lì): to oppose; to set sth against; to be antagonistic to; antithetical; relative opposite; opposing; diametrical
  • 对联 (duì lián): rhyming couplet; pair of lines of verse written vertically down the sides of a doorway; CL:幅[fu2]
  • 对应 (duì yìng): to correspond; a correspondence; corresponding; homologous; matching with sth; counterpart
  • 对照 (duì zhào): to contrast; to compare; to place side by side for comparison (as parallel texts); to check