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to shine on, to illuminate, to face a mirror, to photograph
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 照 ( zhào ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of zhào are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 照 ( zhao / zhào ) ⓘWriting in Pinyin Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication. If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).
Qing gei zhe difang zhao dian guang.
Qĭng gĕi zhè dìfāng zhào diăn guāng. – English translation: Please shed some light on this place.
照 is composed of 13 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
sun | fire
照 ( zhao / zhào ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 506)
Chinese example words containing the character 照 ( zhao / zhào )
按照 ( ànzhào = according to ),护照 ( hùzhào = passport ),洗照片 ( xĭzhàopiàn = to develop ),照顾 ( zhàogù = to look after ),照片 ( zhàopiàn = photo ),照相 ( zhàoxiàng = to take a picture ),照相机 ( zhàoxiàngjī = camera )
Other characters that are pronounced zhào in Chinese