Meaning of 兆

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Pinyin: zhào
English Definition: omen; to foretell; million; mega-; trillion; tera-; billion (old)
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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictographic: Cracks in oracle bones used in fortune-telling
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Example Words
征兆 zhēng zhào omen; sign (that sth is about to happen); warning sign
预兆 zhào omen; sign (of sth yet to occur); prior indication; to foreshadow
先兆 xiān zhào omen
前兆 qián zhào omen; prior indication; first sign
吉兆 zhào lucky omen
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Example Sentences
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Chest pain may be a precursor to breast hyperplasia, and medical attention should be sought promptly for treatment.
Some people believe that seeing dark clouds in one's sleep is a precursor to chaos or a negative event, while other people believe it is just a regular phenomenon.