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  *曹* | 曹* | *曹
surname Cao / Zhou Dynasty vassal state
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *曹* | 曹* | *曹
class or grade / generation / plaintiff and defendant (old) / government department (old)
Cao Wei, the most powerful of the Three Kingdoms, established as a dynasty in 220 by Cao Pi 曹丕, son of Cao Cao, replaced by Jin dynasty in 265
Cao Zhi (192-232), son of Cao Cao 曹操, noted poet and calligrapher
the Three Caos (Cao Cao 曹操 and his sons Cao Pi 曹丕 and Cao Zhi 曹植), who established the Wei or Cao Wei dynasty 曹魏, and were all three noted poets and calligraphers
(archaic) we / us / (Internet slang) (substitute for 我肏) fuck / WTF
Cao county in Heze 菏澤|菏泽, Shandong
Cao Pi (187-226), second son of Cao Cao 曹操, king then emperor of Cao Wei 曹魏 from 220, ruled as Emperor Wen 魏文帝, also a noted calligrapher
Cao Chong (196-208), son of Cao Cao 曹操
hell / the inferno
Cao Yu (1910-1997), PRC dramatist
live in Cao camp but have the heart in Han camp (idiom) / to be somewhere while longing to be somewhere else
Cao Can (-190 BC), second chancellor of Han Dynasty, contributed to its founding by fighting on Liu Bang's 劉邦|刘邦 side during the Chu-Han Contention 楚漢戰爭|楚汉战争 / also pr. [Cao2 Shen1]
lit. Xiao's 蕭何|萧何 governance followed by Cao 曹參|曹参 (idiom) / fig. to strictly adhere to the policies of the predecessor / to follow precedent
Cao Kun (1862-1938), one of the Northern Warlords
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
market / official in charge of small merchants
Cao Jinghua (1897-1987), translator from Russian, professor of Peking University and essayist
Cao Buxing or Ts'ao Pu-hsing (active c. 210-250), famous semilegendary painter, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six Dynasties 六朝四大家
Cao Yuzhang (1924-1996), modern writer and publisher, author of Tales from 5000 Years of Chinese History 上下五千年
netherworld / Kingdom of the Underworld / Hades
to enter hell
cobia or black kingfish (Rachycentron canadum)
to bind up and take to the market (idiom); to take a prisoner to the town center for execution
Božena Němcová (1820-1862), Czech writer
Cao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕 / the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
Chinese herring (Ilisha elongata) / white herring / slender shad
Cao Gangchuan (1935-), former artillery officer, senior PRC politician and army leader
Cao Xueqin (c. 1715-c. 1764), accepted author of A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦


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