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


Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)
Also uses shí component: bàn (half) dé (virtue) dùn (shield) gǔ (ancient) huá (splendid) mài (sell) nán (south) pí (hops) shén (what) wǔ (noon) zài (to carry) zhí (straight) zhī (to support)

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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

zǎo shàng Early morning
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Fù shuǐ nán shōu [fu shui nan shou]
spilled water difficult collect
Spilled water can not be brought back
What is done is done
There's no use crying over spilt milk
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