zhào according to; in accordance with; to shine

Made up of [ huǒ fire (as radical) radical 86, dāo knife , sun; day radical 72]

Note

The 'sun' and 'heat' suggest 'shine' and also 'enlightenment'
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses huǒ component: chǎo (to sauté) diǎn (spot) hēi (black) zhēng (to steam) zhǔ (to cook)
Also uses dāo component: chū (at first) fēn (divide) jiǎn (scissors) suǒ (actually)
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) zǎo (early) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)

Different tone

zhāo (dynasty) zhǎo (to try to find)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

日照 Rizhao, Shandong

Proverbs

蜡烛照亮别人,却毁灭了自己 là zhú zhào liàng bié rén, què huǐ miè le zì jǐ Helping others at the cost of not looking after yourself

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