(cháo)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. to face
  2. towards
  3. dynasty

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
朝代 cháodài dynasty/reign (of a king)
朝气蓬勃 zhāo qì péng bó full of youthful energy (idiom)/full of vigour and vitality/energetic/spirited/a bright spark
阿拔斯王朝 Ā bá sī Wáng cháo Abbasid Empire (750-1258), successor of the Umayyad caliphate
阿黑门尼德王朝 Ā hēi mén ní dé Wáng cháo Achaemenid Empire of Persian (559-330 BC)
白羊朝 Bái yáng cháo Ak Koyunlu or Aq Qoyunlu Turkoman confederation of eastern Iran (c. 1378-c. 1500)
北朝 Běi Cháo Northern Dynasties (386-581)
北朝鲜 Běi Cháo xiǎn North Korea
本朝 běn cháo the current dynasty
长白朝鲜族自治县 Cháng bái Cháo xiǎn zú Zì zhì xiàn Changbai Korean autonomous county in Baishan 白山[Bái shān], Jilin
朝拜 cháo bài to worship/to make customary deferences to/a pilgrimage
朝拜圣山 cháo bài shèng shān a pilgrimage to a holy mountain
朝臣 cháo chén court councilor
朝代 cháo dài dynasty/reign (of a king)
朝房 cháo fáng reception room for officials (in former times)
朝服 cháo fú court dress in former times
朝纲 cháo gāng laws and discipline of imperial court
朝贡 cháo gòng to present tribute (to the emperor)
朝韩 Cháo Hán North and South Korea
朝核问题 Cháo hé wèn tí Korean nuclear problem
朝后 cháo hòu backwards/facing back
朝见 cháo jiàn to have an audience (with the Emperor)
朝觐 cháo jìn to give audience (of emperor)/retainers' duty to pay respect to sovereign/hajj (Islam)
朝劳动党 Cháo Láo dòng dǎng Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), the ruling party of North Korea
朝门 cháo mén entrance portal (to a palace)/propylaeum
朝前 cháo qián facing forwards
朝山进香 cháo shān jìn xiāng to go on a pilgrimage and offer incense (idiom)
朝圣 cháo shèng to make a pilgrimage
朝圣者 cháo shèng zhě pilgrim
朝天 Cháo tiān Chaotian district of Guangyuan city 廣元市|广元市[Guǎng yuán shì], Sichuan
朝天 cháo tiān to have an audience with the Emperor/to be presented at court/to look skyward/to look up
朝天椒 cháo tiān jiāo chili pepper (Capsicum frutescens var)
朝天区 Cháo tiān qū Chaotian district of Guangyuan city 廣元市|广元市[Guǎng yuán shì], Sichuan
朝庭 cháo tíng variant of 朝廷[cháo tíng]
朝廷 cháo tíng court/imperial household/dynasty
朝鲜 Cháo xiǎn North Korea/Korea as geographic term/Taiwan pr. [Cháo xiān]
朝鲜八道 Cháo xiǎn bā dào the eight provinces of Yi dynasty Korea
朝鲜半岛 Cháo xiǎn Bàn dǎo Korean Peninsula
朝鲜海峡 Cháo xiǎn Hǎi xiá Korea Strait/Tsushima Strait (between Japan and Korea)
朝鲜核谈 Cháo xiǎn hé tán talks on North Korea's nuclear program
朝鲜劳动党 Cháo xiǎn Láo dòng dǎng Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), the ruling party of North Korea
朝鲜民主主义人民共和国 Cháo xiǎn Mín zhǔ zhǔ yì Rén mín Gòng hé guó People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea)
朝鲜人 Cháo xiǎn rén North Korean (person)
朝鲜日报 Cháo xiǎn Rì bào Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper
朝鲜太宗 Cháo xiǎn Tài zōng King Taejong of Joseon Korea (1367-1422), reigned 1400-1418
朝鲜文 Cháo xiǎn wén Korean written language
朝鲜语 Cháo xiǎn yǔ Korean language
朝鲜战争 Cháo xiǎn Zhàn zhēng Korean War (1950-1953)
朝鲜筝 Cháo xiǎn zhēng gayageum/Korean 12-stringed zither
朝鲜中央通讯社 Cháo xiǎn Zhōng yāng Tōng xùn shè North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)/abbr. to 朝中社[Cháo zhōng shè]
朝鲜字母 Cháo xiǎn zì mǔ hangul, Korean phonetic alphabet/Korean letters
朝鲜总督府 Cháo xiǎn zǒng dū fǔ Japanese colonial administration of Korea 1910-1945
朝鲜族 Cháo xiǎn zú Korean ethnic group in China (mainly in northeast China)/the Koreans (major ethnic group on the Korean Peninsula)
朝向 cháo xiàng toward/to face/to open onto/to turn towards/orientation/exposure/Qibla (Islam)
朝阳 Cháo yáng Chaoyang district in east and northeast Beijing, a county level district of Beijing municipality/Chaoyang prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 in northeast China/Chaoyang district of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin/Chaoyang county in Chaoyang 朝陽|朝阳[Cháo yáng], Liaoning
朝阳 cháo yáng to be exposed to the sun/in a position facing the sun
朝阳门 Cháo yáng mén Chaoyangmen neighborhood of Beijing
朝阳区 Cháo yáng qū Chaoyang inner district of Beijing/Chaoyang district, Changchun city, Jilin
朝阳市 Cháo yáng shì Chaoyang prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 in northeast China
朝阳县 Cháo yáng xiàn Chaoyang county in Chaoyang 朝陽|朝阳[Cháo yáng], Liaoning
朝野 cháo yě all levels of society/the imperial court and the ordinary people
朝永振一郎 Cháo yǒng Zhèn yī láng TOMONAGA Shin'ichirō (1906-1979), Japanese physicist, 1965 Nobel prize laureate with Richard Feynman and Julian Schwinger
朝战 Cháo Zhàn abbr. for 朝鮮戰爭|朝鲜战争[Cháo xiǎn Zhàn zhēng], Korean War (1950-1953)
朝着 cháo zhe facing/advancing (towards)
朝中 Cháo Zhōng North Korea-China
朝中社 Cháo zhōng shè abbr. for 朝鮮中央通訊社|朝鲜中央通讯社[Cháo xiǎn Zhōng yāng Tōng xùn shè]
朝珠 cháo zhū court beads (derived from Buddhist prayer beads)
朝族 Cháo zú Korean ethnic group of Jilin province and northeast China/same as 朝鮮族|朝鲜族
辍朝 chuò cháo to suspend business at the imperial court on account of a misfortune
底朝天 dǐ cháo tiān upside down/upturned
电光朝露 diàn guāng zhāo lù flash of lightning, morning dew (idiom)/fig. ephemeral/impermanent
都铎王朝 Dū duó Wáng cháo Tudor Dynasty, ruled England 1485-1603
俄中朝 É Zhōng Cháo Russia, China and North Korea
访朝 fǎng Cháo to visit North Korea
浮云朝露 fú yún zhāo lù floating clouds, morning dew (idiom)/fig. ephemeral nature of human existence
改朝 gǎi cháo to transition to a new dynasty
改朝换代 gǎi cháo huàn dài to transition to a new dynasty or regime
高丽朝 Gāo lí cháo Korean Goryeo dynasty, 918-1392
高丽王朝 Gāo lí Wáng cháo Korean Goryeo Dynasty, 918-1392
胳膊肘朝外拐 gē bo zhǒu cháo wài guǎi the elbow turns the wrong way/to favor an outsider instead of someone on one's own side (idiom)
国朝 guó cháo the current dynasty
汉朝 Hàn cháo Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
韩朝 Hán Cháo North and South Korea/bilateral Korean relations
贺朝 Hè Cháo He Chao (active c. 711), Tang dynasty poet
黑汗王朝 Hēi hán Wáng cháo Karakhan Dynasty of central Asia, 8th-10th century
花朝节 huā zhāo jié Birthday of the Flowers, spring festival on lunar 12th or 15th February
花朝月夕 huā zhāo yuè xī a beautiful day/cf Birthday of the Flowers on lunar 15th February and Mid-autumn Festival on lunar 15th August
皇朝 huáng cháo the imperial court/the government in imperial times
冀朝铸 Jì Cháo zhù Ji Chaozhu (1929-2020), Chinese diplomat
柬吴哥王朝 Jiǎn wú gē Wáng cháo Ankor Dynasty of Cambodia, 802-1431
晋朝 Jìn cháo Jin Dynasty (265-420)
金朝 Jīn cháo Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), founded by the Jurchen 女真[Nu:3 zhēn] people of North China, a precursor of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty
今朝 jīn zhāo at the present/now
今朝有酒今朝醉 jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì to live in the moment (idiom)/to live every day as if it were one's last/to enjoy while one can
喀拉汗王朝 Kā lā hán Wáng cháo Karakhan dynasty of central Asia, 8th-10th century
抗美援朝 kàng Měi yuán Cháo Resist US, help North Korea (1950s slogan)
溘先朝露 kè xiān zhāo lù the morning dew will swiftly dissipate (idiom)/fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
孔雀王朝 Kǒng què Wáng cháo Maurya Dynasty of India (322-185 BC)
来朝 lái zhāo (literary) tomorrow (morning)
历朝通俗演义 lì cháo tōng sú yǎn yì Dramatized history of successive dynasties (from Han to Republican China) by Cai Dongfan 蔡東藩|蔡东藩
李朝威 Lǐ Cháo wēi Li Chaowei (c. 766-c. 820), Tang writer of fantasy fiction 傳奇|传奇, author of 柳毅傳|柳毅传
李氏朝鲜 Lǐ shì Cháo xiǎn Joseon, last Korean dynasty (1392-1910)
梁朝 Liáng cháo Liang Dynasty (502-557)
临朝 lín cháo to hold a court audience/to govern from the imperial throne (applies esp. to Empress Dowager or Regent)
六朝 Liù Cháo Six Dynasties (220-589)
六朝时代 Liù Cháo Shí dài the Six Dynasties period (222-589) between Han and Tang
六朝四大家 Liù Cháo Sì Dà jiā Four Great Painters of the Six Dynasties, namely: Cao Buxing 曹不興|曹不兴[Cáo Bù xīng], Gu Kaizhi 顧愷之|顾恺之[Gù Kǎi zhī], Lu Tanwei 陸探微|陆探微[Lù Tàn wēi] and Zhang Sengyou 張僧繇|张僧繇[Zhāng Sēng yóu]
美朝 Měi Cháo US and North Korea
面朝黄土背朝天 miàn cháo huáng tǔ bèi cháo tiān face to the ground, back to the sky
灭此朝食 miè cǐ zhāo shí lit. not to have breakfast until the enemy is destroyed/anxious to do battle (idiom)
明朝 Míng cháo Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
明朝体 Míng cháo tǐ Mincho font
明朝 míng zhāo tomorrow morning/the following morning
莫卧儿王朝 Mò wò ér Wáng cháo Mughal or Mogul Dynasty (1526-1858)
南北朝 Nán Běi cháo Northern and Southern dynasties (420-589)
南朝 Nán Cháo Southern Dynasties (420-589)
南朝陈 Nán cháo Chén Chen of the Southern dynasties (557-589)
南朝梁 Nán cháo Liáng Liang of the Southern dynasties (502-557)
南朝齐 Nán cháo Qí Qi of Southern dynasties (479-502)
南朝宋 Nán cháo Sòng Song of the Southern dynasties (420-479), with capital at Nanjing/also known as Liu Song 劉宋|刘宋
南朝鲜 Nán Cháo xiǎn South Korea
蒲甘王朝 Pú gān Wáng cháo Bagan (Pagan) Dynasty of Myanmar (Burma), 1044-1287
前朝 qián cháo the previous dynasty
秦朝 Qín cháo Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC)
清朝 Qīng cháo Ch'ing or Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
清皇朝 Qīng huáng cháo the Ch'ing or Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
热火朝天 rè huǒ cháo tiān in full swing (idiom)/(in a) frenzy/buzzing with activity
人生如朝露 rén shēng rú zhāo lù human life as the morning dew (idiom)/fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
人生朝露 rén shēng zhāo lù human life as the morning dew (idiom)/fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
日朝 Rì Cháo Japan and Korea (esp. North Korea)
萨非王朝 Sà fēi Wáng cháo Persian Safavid Dynasty 1501-1722
萨桑王朝 Sà sāng Wáng cháo Sassanid Empire of Persia (c. 2nd-7th century AD)
萨珊王朝 Sà shān Wáng cháo Sassanid Empire of Persia (c. 2nd-7th century AD)
沙法维王朝 Shā fǎ wéi Wáng cháo Persian Safavid Dynasty 1501-1722
商朝 Shāng cháo Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BC)
身先朝露 shēn xiān zhāo lù body will go with the morning dew (idiom)/fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
圣朝 shèng cháo the current imperial dynasty/one's own court
四脚朝天 sì jiǎo cháo tiān four legs facing the sky (idiom)/flat on one's back
宋朝 Sòng cháo Song Dynasty (960-1279)/also Song of Southern dynasties 南朝宋 (420-479)
素面朝天 sù miàn cháo tiān lit. to present oneself confidently to the emperor, without makeup (as did the sister of Yang Guifei 楊貴妃|杨贵妃[Yáng Guì fēi]) (idiom)/fig. (of a woman) to show one's natural features, without makeup/to present oneself just as one is, without artifice
隋朝 Suí cháo Sui dynasty (581-617)
唐朝 Táng cháo Tang dynasty (618-907)
兲朝 Tiān cháo (derog.) the Chinese Communist regime (variant of 天朝[Tiān cháo] Celestial Empire, invented to circumvent censorship)
天朝 Tiān cháo Celestial Empire, tributary title conferred on imperial China/Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
头朝下 tóu cháo xià head down/upside down
吐蕃王朝 Tǔ bō Wáng cháo Tibetan Tubo Dynasty 7th-11th century AD
王朝 wáng cháo dynasty
伪朝 wěi cháo bogus dynasty/pretender
魏晋南北朝 Wèi Jìn Nán Běi Cháo Wei, Jin and North-South dynasties/generic term for historic period 220-589 between Han and Sui
卫满朝鲜 Wèi mǎn Cháo xiǎn Wiman Korea (195-108 BC), historical kingdom in Manchuria, Liaoning and North Korea
危如朝露 wēi rú zhāo lù precarious as the morning dew (idiom)/fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
危若朝露 wēi ruò zhāo lù precarious as morning dew (idiom)/unlikely to last out the day
卫氏朝鲜 Wèi shì Cháo xiǎn Wiman Korea (195-108 BC), historical kingdom in Manchuria, Liaoning and North Korea
倭马亚王朝 Wō mǎ yà Wáng cháo Umayyad Empire (661-750, in Iberia -1031), successor of the Rashidun caliphate
夏朝 Xià cháo Xia Dynasty (2070-1600 BC)
夏王朝 Xià wáng cháo Xia dynasty, unconfirmed but placed at c. 2070-c. 1600 BC
新朝 Xīn cháo the Xin dynasty (8-23 AD) of Wang Mang 王莽, forming the interregnum between the former and later Han
新罗王朝 Xīn luó Wáng cháo Silla, Korean kingdom 57 BC-935 AD/one of the Korean Three Kingdoms from 1st century AD, defeating its rivals Paikche 百濟|百济[Bǎi jì] and Koguryo 高句麗|高句丽[Gāo gōu lí] around 660 in alliance with Tang China/unified Silla 658-935
延边朝鲜族自治州 Yán biān Cháo xiǎn zú Zì zhì zhōu Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture in Jilin province 吉林省[Jí lín Shěng] in northeast China, capital Yanji city 延吉市[Yán jí Shì]
养兵千日,用在一朝 yǎng bīng qiān rì, yòng zài yī zhāo lit. train an army for a thousand days to use it for one morning (idiom)/fig. extensive preparation eventually pays off
一朝天子一朝臣 yī cháo tiān zǐ yī cháo chén new emperor, new officials (idiom)/a new chief brings in new aides
一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 yī zhāo bèi shé yǎo, shí nián pà jǐng shéng once bitten by a snake, ten years in fear of a well rope/once bitten, twice shy (idiom)
一朝一夕 yī zhāo yī xī lit. one morning and one evening (idiom)/fig. in a short period of time/overnight
有朝 yǒu zhāo one day/sometime in the future
有朝一日 yǒu zhāo yī rì one day/sometime in the future
元朝 Yuán cháo Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
源赖朝 Yuán Lài cháo MINAMOTO no Yoritomo (1147-1199), Japanese warlord and founder of the Kamakura shogunate 鐮倉幕府|镰仓幕府[Lián cāng mù fǔ]
在朝 zài cháo sitting (currently serving, e.g. board members)
朝不保夕 zhāo bù bǎo xī at dawn, not sure of lasting to evening (idiom)/precarious state/imminent crisis/living from hand to mouth
朝不虑夕 zhāo bù lǜ xī at dawn, not sure of lasting to evening (idiom)/precarious state/imminent crisis/living from hand to mouth
朝歌 Zhāo gē Zhaoge, capital of the Shang dynasty 商朝/Zhaoge town in Qi county 淇縣|淇县, Hebi 鶴壁|鹤壁, Henan
朝歌镇 Zhāo gē zhèn Zhaoge town in Qi county 淇縣|淇县, Hebi 鶴壁|鹤壁, Henan
朝过夕改 zhāo guò xī gǎi to correct in the evening a fault of the morning (idiom)/to quickly amend one's ways
朝花夕拾 Zhāo huā xī shī "Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk", a collection of autobiographical essays by Lu Xun 魯迅|鲁迅[Lǔ Xùn]
朝令夕改 zhāo lìng xī gǎi to make frequent or unpredictable changes in policy (idiom)
朝露 zhāo lù morning dew/fig. precarious brevity of human life/ephemeral
朝露溘至 zhāo lù kè zhì the morning dew will swiftly dissipate (idiom)/fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
朝露暮霭 zhāo lù mù ǎi morning dew, evening mist (idiom)/ephemeral/impermanent
朝气 zhāo qì vitality/dynamism
朝气蓬勃 zhāo qì péng bó full of youthful energy (idiom)/vigorous/energetic/a bright spark
朝乾夕惕 zhāo qián xī tì cautious and diligent all day long (idiom)
朝秦暮楚 zhāo Qín mù Chǔ serve Qin in the morning Chu in the evening (idiom)/quick to switch sides
朝日 Zhāo rì Asahi (Japanese place name, company name etc)
朝日 zhāo rì morning sun
朝日放送 Zhāo rì Fàng sòng Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
朝日新闻 Zhāo rì Xīn wén Asahi Shimbun (Japanese newspaper)
朝三暮四 zhāo sān mù sì lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom)/to change sth that is already settled upon/indecisive/to blow hot and cold
朝生暮死 zhāo shēng mù sǐ lit. born in the morning and dying at dusk (idiom)/fig. ephemeral/transient
朝思暮想 zhāo sī mù xiǎng to yearn for sth day and night (idiom)
朝闻夕改 zhāo wén xī gǎi lit. heard in the morning and changed by the evening/to correct an error very quickly (idiom)
朝夕 zhāo xī morning and night/all the time
朝阳 zhāo yáng the morning sun
朝阳产业 zhāo yáng chǎn yè sunrise industry
朝阳地区 Zhāo yáng dì qū Zhaoyang district in Liaoning
朝饔夕飧 zhāo yōng xī sūn lit. breakfast in the morning and supper in the evening (idiom)/fig. to do nothing but eat and drink
朝雨 zhāo yǔ morning rain
朝朝 zhāo zhāo every day (archaic)
朝朝暮暮 zhāo zhāo mù mù from dawn to dusk/all the time
只争朝夕 zhǐ zhēng zhāo xī to seize every minute (idiom)/to make the best use of one's time
中朝 Zhōng Cháo Sino-Korean/China and North Korea
周朝 Zhōu cháo Zhou Dynasty/Western Zhou 西周 (1046-771 BC) and Eastern Zhou 東周|东周 (770-221 BC)
周王朝 Zhōu wáng cháo the Zhou dynasty from 1027 BC

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