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English Definitionto convene (a conference or meeting); to convoke; to call together
Simplified Script召开
Traditional Script召開
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄠˋ ㄎㄞ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ziu6hoi1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zhàoto call together; to summon; to convene; temple or monastery (used in place names in Inner Mongolia)
kāito open; to start; to turn on; to boil; to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc); to operate (a vehicle); carat (gold); abbr. for Kelvin, 开尔文; abbr. for 开本, book format; ; (to hold (meeting, exhibition, etc.)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
召集zhàojíto convene; to gather
召回zhàohuíto recall (a product, an ambassador etc)
召唤zhàohuànto summon; to beckon; to call
召见zhàojiàncall in (one's subordinates); summon (an envoy of a foreign country) to an interview
召集人zhàojí rénconvener
Words With Same Tail Word    
离开líkāito depart; to leave
公开gōngkāipublic; to publish; to make public
展开zhǎnkāito unfold; to carry out; to be in full swing; to launch
分开fēnkāito separate; to part
睁开zhēngkāito open (one's eyes)
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