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Meaning of 照

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(Trad.: 炤, 照)
Pinyin: zhào
English Definition: variant of ; to shine; to illuminate; according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; to look at (one's reflection); to take (a photo); photo; as requested; as before
Chinese Definition:
①光线射在物体上:日照。照耀。照射。
②对着镜子或其他反光的东西看自己或其他人物的影像:照镜子。
③摄影:照相。拍照。
④画像或相片:小照。写照。
⑤看顾:照管。照顾。
⑥按着,依着:依照。遵照。照搬。照本宣科。
⑦凭证:护照。牌照。执照。
⑧知晓:心照不宣。肝胆相照。
⑨通知,通告:知照。照会。
⑩对着,向着:照壁。照敌人开枪。
⑾查对:对照。查照。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
按照 àn zhào according to; in accordance with; in the light of; on the basis of
照片 zhào piàn photograph; picture; Classifiers:
依照 zhào according to; in light of
对照 duì zhào to contrast; to compare; to place side by side for comparison (as parallel texts); to check
照样 zhào yàng as before; (same) as usual; in the same manner; still; nevertheless
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