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  • S1NZLA1Ж

    The character “对” or “dui4″ (pinyin) literally means “right” or “correct,” and is often used that way, but it is most commonly used in a way similar to the way english speakers say “yes,” or “yeah.” It can also mean

  • Fybes Jack

    The meaning of right .
    You can say (dui)in Chinese.

  • Xiaopeng

    it means “right” “correct”.
    it also can be used as “yes” to make confirming.

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  • Theworld Ofchinese

    It depends on the tone! The most common word pronounced dui is indeed “对 duì”, which means “correct” but colloquially is used to mean “yeah.”

    However, “dui” can mean lots of other things. Without the character or the context you heard/saw it in, there’s no way to tell. Some other common words pronounced “dui”:
    堆 duī – “pile”
    队 duì – “team/group/unit (of people)”
    兑 duì – “convert/exchange”

    And there are another 20+ words with the pronunciation “dui”. This is why tones and context are very important in Chinese!

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