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照 zhào : Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

照 (zhào) English Meaning

  • according to
  • in accordance with
  • to shine
  • to illuminate
  • to reflect
  • to look at (one’s reflection)
  • to take (a photo)
  • photo
  • as requested
  • as before

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 请照老样子。
    Qǐng zhào lǎo yàngzi.
    As it is now, please.
  • 你一天照几次镜子?
    Nǐ yītiān zhào jǐ cì jìngzi?
    How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?
  • 他照大小顺序排列这些书。
    Tā zhào dàxiǎo shùnxù páiliè zhèxiē shū.
    He arranged the books according to size.
  • 烈日当空照,勿忘晒干草。
    Lièrì dāngkōng zhào, wù wàng shài gān cǎo.
    Make hay while the sun shines.
  • 突然照来的光线使他霎眼。
    Túrán zhào lái de guāngxiàn shǐ tā shà yǎn.
    He blinked at the sudden light.
  • 你用手电筒照一下这抽屉里面。
    Nǐ yòng shǒudiàntǒng zhào yīxià zhè chōutì lǐmiàn.
    Shine your flashlight into the drawer.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

照 (zhào): according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; to look at (one's reflection); to take (a photo); photo; as requested; as before

  • 昭(zhāo): bright; clear; manifest; to show clearly
  • 灬(biāo): fire, legs

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 照

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 按照(àn zhào): according to; in accordance with; in the light of; on the basis of
  • 照(zhào): according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; to look at (one’s reflection); to take (a photo); photo; as requested; as before

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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