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Pronunciation : zháo
Meaning :
  1. touch. (v)
  2. be affected by. (v)
  3. be lit. (v)
  4. fall asleep. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 11
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 72.2%
Notes : also as zhe, zhuó, zhāo
Common Words / Phrases:
zháo huǒ
: catch fire; be on fire
zháo jí
: worry; feel anxious
zháo liáng
: catch cold
zháo mí
: be fascinated
diǎn zháo
: light; light up
1. Be careful not to get cold.
xiǎo xīn zháo liáng
小心 : be careful
着凉 : get cold
2. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine after a few days’ rest.
bié zháo xiū xi tiān jiù hǎo le
: don’t
着急 : worry; feel anxious
休息 : rest
: few
: days
: then
: fine
: (particle) used for an anticipated or presupposed action
3. When he’s talking he never sticks to the point.
shuō huà zǒng shì zhuó biān
: he
说话 : talk
总是 : always
不着边际 : not to the point; irrelevant
4. He was too tired and fell asleep the moment he closed his eyes.
tài lèi le yǎn jiù shuì zháo le
: he
: too
: tired
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
: used before a verb or a verbal measure to indicate an action to be followed by a result
合眼 : to close one’s eyes; used to refer to sleeping.
: already
睡着 : fall asleep
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
5. We set the logs ablaze.
men zhè xiē tóu diǎn zháo le
我们 : we
: used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be accompanied by some other expression.
这些 : these
木头 : logs
点着 : light; light up
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
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