jiào religion; teaching; to make

Made up of [ suī rap radical 66, xiào filial piety or obedience; mourning apparel ]

Note

May be illustrates the 'action' of an old man teaching a child. The left part is the rough phonetic 'xiao'
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses suī component: fàng (let go) gù (happening) huī (emblem) jiāo (to teach) sàn (to scatter) xiào (effect) yōu (distant) zhì (to send)
Also uses xiào component: jiāo (to teach)

Sounds same

jiào (called) jiào (comparatively)

Different tone

jiāo (to teach) jiāo (to hand over) jiāo (suburbs) jiāo (to glue) jiǎo (horn) jiǎo (dumpling)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

赐子千金不如教子一艺 cì zǐ qiān jīn bù rú jiào zǐ yī yì Learning a new skill will pay dividends in the future
子不教父之过 zǐ bù jiào fù zhī guò Parents are responsible for their children's education
孺子可教 rú zǐ kě jiào A promising youngster who is open to learning. The story is of Zhang Liang who had failed in an attempt to assassinate the first Qin Emperor and went into hiding. He came across a mysterious old man who set him a series of tests to judge his keenness to learn from him. After passing all the test the old man gave him a book on military strategy and Zhang became a leading military strategist.