zhāo dynasty; morning

Made up of [ yuè moon; month radical 74]
Made with 12 strokes.
The left part represents 'dawn' - the sun seen through trees. The moon is often clearly visible at dawn and so is included too. A fresh start of a day suggests the foundation of a new dynasty.

Related characters

Also uses yuè component: dǎn (the gall) (clothes) gān (liver) (lake) (beard) jiāo (to glue) míng (bright) néng (to be able to) péng (friend) péng (friend) (phase) qián (front) qīng (green) sàn (to scatter) shèng (victory) suí (Sui) yīn (yin) yǒu (have)

Different tone

zhǎo (to try to find) zhào (according to)

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朝阳 Chaoyang, Liaoning


今朝有酒今朝醉 jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì Take advantage of good fortune while it is around
灭此朝食 miè cǐ zhāo shí Grasp current opportunity; anxious to do battle. Tackle the important problem first.
朝三暮四 zhāo sān mù sì Indecisive saying one thing and then changing mind later and saying another. The story is of a monkey trainer who reduced their chestnut rations from 3 in the morning and 4 in the evenings. The monkeys were most unhappy but when the trainer changed it to 4 in the morning and 3 in the evenings they were delighted. And so the phrase can also mean being foolishly deceived.
一朝一夕 yī zhāo yī xī A short space of time. Something transient that will soon pass.


花朝节 Huā zhāo jié Flower Festival