Chinese Culture

Chinese Character for Morning, Early: Zǎo (早)

The Chinese character 早 (zǎo) stands for morning, early, previous, or soon. (Epoch Times)
The Chinese character 早 (zǎo) stands for morning, early, previous, or soon. (Epoch Times)

The Chinese character 早 (zǎo) as a noun stands for morning. It is formed with the character for the sun, 日 (rì), at the top...

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