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English Definitionimperial or royal court; government; dynasty; reign of a sovereign or emperor; court or assembly held by a sovereign or emperor; to make a pilgrimage to; facing; towards; abbr. for 朝鲜 Korea
See alsozhāo morning; dawn
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄔㄠˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ciu4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (介) preposition
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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朝代cháodàidynasty; reign (of a king)
朝鲜cháoxiǎnKorean Joseon or Chosun dynasty 1392-1910; North Korea; Korea as geographic term
朝阳cháoyángChaoyang district in east and northeast Beijing, a county level district of Beijing municipality; Chaoyang prefecture level city in Liaoning province 辽宁省 in northeast China; Chaoyang district of Changchun city 长春市, Jilin; Chaoyang county in Chaoyang 朝阳, Liaoning
朝着cháozhefacing; advancing (towards)
朝天cháotiānto have an audience with the Emperor; to be presented at court; to look skyward; to look up; Chaotian district of Guangyuan city 广元市, Sichuan
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韩朝háncháoNorth and South Korea; bilateral Korean relations
中朝zhōngcháoSino-Korean; China and North Korea
伪朝wěicháobogus dynasty; pretender
元朝yuáncháoYuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
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