What does 「どう」mean?

I’ve been looking at an example for 分かる for a while now, and I can’t quite figure out what a word means. The example is 「おいしいかどうか分かりません」The translation is “I don’t know if this tastes good.” I understand the entire sentence except for どう. I looked on jisho but couldn’t find any definition that fits this context, anyone know?

かどうか is a specific grammar construction

https://jisho.org/word/かどうか

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Thank you! I don’t know why that didn’t show on the front page.

The Yomichan browser extension is pretty good at parsing these kinds of things. It automatically highlighted the whole phrase for me:

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Unfortunately in that case it doesn’t seem to have parsed it fully correctly. Ichi.moe, though, does a better job here:

https://ichi.moe/cl/qr/?q=おいしいかどうか分かりません

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That’s actually a different entry, where どうか is like 何か or 誰か.

As in どうかしてください (do something, no matter how)

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Yomichan gets it as well, it just starts parsing from the character you tell it to, so sometimes you can miss the beginning of the phrase.

Screenshot from 2020-07-02 09-07-13

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It’s also in bunpro:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/156
with more links in the Readings tab, as always.

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