Meaning of 赵

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(Trad.: 趙)
Pinyin: zhào
English Definition: surname Zhao; one of the seven states during the Warring States Period (476-220 BC); the Former Zhao 前趙 (304-329) and Later Zhao 後趙 (319-350), states of the Sixteen Kingdoms; to surpass (old)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ zǒu ] to walk, to run, to flee
    • [ ] to govern; to control; to nurture
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Example Words
完璧归赵 wán guī zhào lit. to return the jade annulus to Zhao (idiom); fig. to return something intact to its rightful owner
后赵 hòu zhào Later Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (319-350)
前赵 qián zhào Former Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (304-329)
围魏救赵 wéi wèi jiù zhào lit. to besiege (idiom); fig. to relieve a besieged ally by attacking the home base of the besiegers
张王李赵 zhāng wáng zhào anyone; Mr Average; any Tom, Dick or Harry
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