xiào filial piety or obedience; mourning apparel

Made up of [ lǎo old radical 125, child; sage; seed radical 39]


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

Related characters

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

Sounds same

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

Different tone

xiǎo (small)

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xiào filial piety
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