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zhào
char. (lit.) to instruct; (lit.) imperial order
    speech (for )
    to say, to talk; speech, word; character, word, sentence (for )

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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zhào shū
n. imperial edict
zhào mìng
n. imperial decree
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zhào tiān xià qín wáng
phr. (ancient Chinese) To call up all people in China to save the country from danger.
zhào ān
n. Zhaoan (name of a place in Fujian province)