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Meaning of 朝

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  • Pinyin: cháo

    English Definition: abbr. for 朝鲜 Korea; imperial or royal court; government; dynasty; reign of a sovereign or emperor; court or assembly held by a sovereign or emperor; to make a pilgrimage to; facing; towards
    Chinese Definition:
    ①向着,对着:朝向。朝前。朝阳。坐北朝南。
    ②封建时代臣见君;亦指宗教徒的参拜:朝见。朝拜。朝圣。朝香。朝仪。
    ③封建时代帝王接见官吏,发号施令的地方,与“野”相对:朝廷。上朝。退朝。朝野。朝政。朝臣。朝议。朝房。
    ④称一姓帝王世代相继的统治时代;亦称某一个皇帝统治的时期:朝代。唐朝。
    ⑤(朝鲜族)a.中国少数民族之一,主要分布于吉林、黑龙江和辽宁等省;b.朝鲜和韩国的民族。
    ⑥姓氏。

    Example Words:
    朝代 [ cháo dài ]: dynasty; reign (of a king)
    朝鲜 [ cháo xiǎn ]: North Korea; Korea as geographic term; Taiwan pr. Chao2 xian1
    清朝 [ qīng cháo ]: Ch'ing or Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
    朝廷 [ cháo tíng ]: court; imperial household; dynasty
    朝着 [ cháo zhe ]: facing; advancing (towards)
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  • Pinyin: zhāo

    English Definition: morning
    Chinese Definition:
    ①早晨:朝阳。朝晖。朝暮。朝霞。朝气。朝思暮想。朝令夕改。朝秦暮楚(喻反复无常)。
    ②日,天:今朝。明朝。
    ③晨夕野暮。

    Example Words:
    朝气蓬勃 [ zhāo péng ]: full of youthful energy (idiom); vigorous; energetic; a bright spark
    朝朝 [ zhāo zhāo ]: every day (archaic)
    明朝 [ míng zhāo ]: tomorrow morning; the following morning
    一朝一夕 [ zhāo ]: lit. one morning and one evening (idiom); fig. in a short period of time; overnight
    一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 [ zhāo bèi shé yǎo , shí nián jǐng shéng ]: once bitten by a snake, ten years in fear of a well rope; once bitten, twice shy (idiom)
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