How to say smile in Cantonese

Phonetic transcription (Hanyu Pinyin)

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German translations

smile, smile (at), laugh

Chinese character and Stroke order"How do I write 笑 (xiào) correctly?"

The strokes that make up every Chinese character must be written in a specific order according to the rules of calligraphy. This standardized way of writing ensures that the characters look the way they should.
This dictionary shows you the correct one for all individual characters Stroke order as animation. This will teach you the character to write correctly. :

The traditional Chinese characters ("traditional characters") of xiào are with the modern characters shown above ("abbreviations") identical.

Chinese example pinyin sentence with 笑 (xiao / xiào) How to write correctly in pinyin
Before using this example sentence from Pinyin, please keep in mind that when communicating in writing, the chinese characters should always be your first choice.
If that is not possible, it is preferable to use the pinyin phonetic transcription with tone signals. On the spelling without tone you should only use it if there is no other option (for example, writing an SMS from / to a mobile phone that cannot use special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Well ye haizi dou buyueertong de xiao le.

Nà jĭgè háizi dōu bùyuēértóng de xiào le.

- German meaning: The children all laughed at the same time.

Complexity of this character


consists of 10 lines and is therefore of medium complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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笑 (xiao / xiào) is one of the 500 in the Chinese-speaking area on most common used Single characters (Place 214)

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