zhōu
n. Zhou (name of a dynasty in ancient China); Zhou (Chinese family name)
Other meanings
[zhōu]   n./m. week; circuit, circle, round
    open country
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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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xī zhōu
n. Western Zhou Dynasty in Ancient China
zhōu yuán
n. Zhou Yuan (a person's name)
zhōu yú
n. Zhou Yu -- a famous general in Eastern Han Dynasty