xiào filial piety or obedience; mourning apparel

Used as component in : jiào Made up of [ lǎo old radical 125, child; sage; seed radical 39]; jiāo


Combines 'old' and 'child' suggesting the ancient Confucian duty of young to old, son to father
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters

Also uses lǎo component: lǎo (venerable) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of)
Also uses component: biān (to exist) fú (to trust) hái (child) hǎo (good) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) kǒng (great) lǐ (plum) mèng (first month of a season) sūn (grandson) xué (study) zì (letter)

Sounds same

xiào (smile) xiào (school) xiào (effect)

Different tone

xiǎo (small)

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