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Meaning of 昭

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Pinyin: zhāo
English Definition: bright; clear; manifest; to show clearly
Chinese Definition:
①光明:昭明。昭昭(a.明亮的样子,如“日月昭昭”;b.明白事理。如“贤者以其昭昭,使人昭昭”)。
②明显,显著:昭著。昭彰。昭布。昭雪(揭明真情,洗清冤枉)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ zhào ] imperial decree; to summon, to call, to beckon
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Example Words:
司马昭 [ zhāo ]: Sima Zhao (211-265), military general and statesman of Cao Wei 曹魏
司马昭之心路人皆知 [ zhāo zhī xīn rén jiē zhī ]: lit. Sima Zhao's intentions are obvious to everyone (idiom); fig. an open secret
唐昭宗 [ táng zhāo zōng ]: Emperor Zhaozong of Tang, reign name of twentieth Tang emperor 李晔 (867-904), reigned 888-904
大昭寺 [ zhāo ]: Jokhang, main Buddhist temple in Lhasa, a sacred place of Tibetan Buddhism
小昭寺 [ xiǎo zhāo ]: Ramoche Temple, Lhasa
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