zǎo early; morning

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, shí ten; 10 radical 24]

Note

Picture of sun just above horizon gives the meaning 'early'
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using : míng (bright) shì (is) xiāng (fragrant) chūn (spring) chāng (prosperous) mò (do not) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) qíng (clear sky) jiàn (gap) bái (bright) jǐng (bright) céng (once) yīn (sound) jiù (old) zuì (most) yì (easy) zuó (previous) dàn (dawn) wǎn (evening) shí (time)
Using shí : bàn (half) dé (virtue) gǔ (ancient) zài (to carry) mài (sell) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zhí (straight)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 早
Stroke order for character 早, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

笨鸟先飞早入林 bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín Starting early helps achieve success

Phrases

早上 zǎo shàng early morning

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