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The Cantonese word ziu - 照 - ziu3
(to shine on in Cantonese)





Romanization (Jyutping)

ziu3

English translations

to shine on, to illuminate, to face a mirror, to photograph

Chinese character (simplified):

The traditional Chinese characters of ziu3 are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Topic
Colors and Light
Character complexity
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is composed of 13 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

sun  |  fire
照 ( ziu / ziu3 ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 506)
More words that mean to shine on in Cantonese
saai3 ( 晒 )
More words that mean to illuminate in Cantonese
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