Chinese Word Entry

Simplified Chinese form:

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄠˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): zhào
Definitions:
  1. the start

  2. the origin


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Chinese characters used in this word

to commence, to found, to devise, at first, to originate, to strike, to devise. at first. to originate. to strike
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄠˋ (zhào)
Cantonese: siu6
Japanese: チョウ (chou)、 ジョウ (jou)、 トウ (tou)、 ドウ (dou) / はか.る (hakaru)、 はじ.める (hajimeru)、 はじめ (hajime)
Vietnamese: triệu
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