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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:
照片 [ zhào piàn ]: photograph; picture; Classifiers:
照顾 [ zhào gu ]: to take care of; to show consideration; to attend to; to look after
照相机 [ zhào xiàng ]: camera; Classifiers:
护照 [ zhào ]: passport; Classifiers:
按照 [ àn zhào ]: according to; in accordance with; in the light of; on the basis of
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