Meaning of 召

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Pinyin: zhào
English Definition: to call together; to summon; to convene; temple or monastery (used in place names in Inner Mongolia)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ dāo ] knife; old coin; measure
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
召开 [ zhào kāi ]: to convene (a conference or meeting); to convoke; to call together
号召 [ hào zhào ]: to call; to appeal
召集 [ zhào ]: to convene; to gather
召唤 [ zhào huàn ]: to summon; to beckon; to call
前生召唤 [ qián shēng zhào huàn ]: foreordination
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