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ㄓㄠ ˋ

zhào

summon

召 is a 5 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as zhào in the fourth tone, however it can also be pronounced as shào.

It is made up of the components (knife) and (opening).

  • ㄓㄠ ˋ

    zhào

    summon

    • ㄉㄠ

      dāo

      knife

    • ㄎㄡ ˇ

      kǒu

      opening

2 stories have been written about this character — see all
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An ancient officer that carry big knife and shout to the suspect to summon him to come forward.
by whynot1207

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Feeling DOWN on his luck, he knew he would never escape the prison cell if he didn’t branCH OUt and ask for help, so he used a knife 刀 to cut an openi
by vms5q

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Pronunciation

We found 2 pronunciations for 召

zhào
shào

Definitions for 召 pronounced as zhào

  • to call together
  • to summon
  • to convene
  • temple or monastery (used in place names in Inner Mongolia)

Definitions for 召 pronounced as shào

  • surname Shao
  • name of an ancient state that existed in what is now Shaanxi Province

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