归根到底 meaning and pronunciation

归根到底
Simplified word
歸根到底
Traditional word

归根到底 in English

guī gēn dào dǐ

  • (saying) to sum it up...

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  • (guī): to return; to go back to; to give back to; (of a responsibility) to be taken care of by; to belong to; to gather together; (used between two identical verbs) despite; to marry (of a woman) (old); division on the abacus with a one-digit divisor;
  • (gēn): root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; CL:條|条[tiao2]; radical (chemistry);
  • (dào): to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive; (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action);
  • (dǐ): background; bottom; base; end (of the month, year etc); remnants;