Meaning of 宵

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Pinyin: xiāo
English Definition: night
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ xiào ] to resemble, to look like; to be like
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Example Words:
元宵节 [ yuán xiāo jié ]: Lantern Festival, the final event of the Spring Festival 春节 , on 15th of first month of the lunar calendar
元宵 [ yuán xiāo ]: Lantern Festival; night of the 15th of the first lunar month; see also 元夜 ; sticky rice dumplings
夜宵 [ xiāo ]: midnight snack
夜宵儿 [ xiāo r ]: erhua variant of 夜宵
宵夜 [ xiāo ]: midnight snack; late-night snack
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