1. 召 is the 1212th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 15 words.
  4. appears as a component in 20 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (knife), (mouth)
Graphical :
=> , 丿,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Shao4 - surname Shao/name of an ancient state that existed in what is now Shaanxi Province
  2. zhao4 - to call together/to summon/to convene/temple or monastery (used in place names in Inner Mongolia)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 召 (zhao4): The component 刀 is pronounced as 'dao1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

召唤 (召喚)

Medium Frequency

召开 (召開)
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.