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zhāo
v. beckon, gesture; attract; provoke, tease
Other meanings
[zhāo]   v. enroll, hire, employ
[zhāo]   v. confess, admit
[zhāo]   n. movement in wushu; trick, move, device, idea
    hand
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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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tā jīn tiān zhǔ dòng gēn wó dǎ zhāo hu .
phr. She said hello to me today on her own initiative.
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tā yì biān dǎ zhāo hu ,yì biān wǎng wài mian zǒu
phr. He was greeting us and at the same time walking to the outside.
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tā zhàng fu zhāo hu wǒ men qù chī fàn .
phr. Her husband called us to dinner.
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tā xiàng wǒ zhāo le zhāo shǒu .
phr. He waved his hand to me.
zhāo lái
v. attract, incur, provoke
zhāo rě
v. provoke, tease
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rú guó nǐ bù tīng wǒ de quàn gào , nǐ huì zhāo rě má fan .
phr. If you don't listen to my advice, you will land in trouble.
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chí shuǐ xiàng wǒ zhāo shǒu , xià xià xià !
phr. The water in the pool waving to me, seemed to say, "Come down, come down, come down!"
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xīn shāng pǐn zhāo lái le zhòng duō gù kè
phr. New products solicit numerous customers.