xiào filial piety or obedience; mourning apparel


Used as component in : jiào Made up of [ lǎo old radical 125, child; sage; seed radical 39]; jiāo

Note

Combines 'old' and 'child' suggesting the ancient Confucian duty of young to old, son to father
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses lǎo component: lǎo (venerable) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of)
Also uses component: biān (to exist) hái (child) hǎo (good) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) kǒng (great) lǐ (plum) sūn (grandson) xué (study) zì (letter)

Sounds same

xiào (smile) xiào (school) xiào (effect)

Different tone

xiǎo (small)

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