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char. (lit.) certain, authentic; (lit.) mortise, hole; chisel
Other meanings
[záo]   v. to chisel, to cut a hole, to gouge; to dig
    container (for )
    metal (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

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.
què záo
adj. conclusive, irrefutable, definite
záo zi
n. chisel
yuán záo fāng ruì
idiom. like a square tenon for a round mortise -- be incompatible, be at variance with each other