xiāo
char. night
    roof

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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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yè xiāo
n. midnight snack, food taken late at night
yuán xiāo
n. the lantern festival(the night of the 15th of the first lunar month); rice glue ball, sweet dumpling (for the lantern festival)
xiāo jìn
n. curfew
tōng xiāo
n. throughout the night, the whole night
tōng xiāo dá dàn
idiom. all through the night
liáng xiāo kú duǎn
phr. An enjoyable night passes away too quickly -- Happiness takes no account of time
xiāo yī gàn shí
idiom. get up early and take one's meal late -- (of an emperor) be busy with state affairs