zǎo
adj./adv. early; earlier, beforehand; as early as, for a long time
Other meanings
[zǎo]   n. morning; (term of greeting) good morning
    sun
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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wǒ hái méi xí guàn zhè me zǎo shàng kè .
phr. I am not yet used to having class so early.
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wǒ hé tā záo yǐ jīng fēn shǒu le .
phr. I have broken off with her long time ago.
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kǒng lóng zài dì qiú shang záo yǐ miè jué le .
phr. Dinosaurs became extinct long ago.
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nǐ lái de zhēn zǎo
phr. You came early.
bǐ tā zǎo yí ge xiǎo shí
phr. one hour earlier than him
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wǒ men jīn tiān zǎo xiē shōu gōng ba
phr. Let's knock off earlier today.
zǎo liàn
n. puppy love, fall in love at an early age
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xiàn zài tiān hēi de zǎo le .
phr. (referring to the daylight) Now it gets dark earlier.