surname Zhao; one of the seven states during the Warring States Period (476-220 BC); the Former Zhao 前趙 (304-329) and Later Zhao 後趙 (319-350), states of the Sixteen Kingdoms

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后赵 後趙 hou4 zhao4
Later Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (319-350)

前赵 前趙 qian2 zhao4
Former Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (304-329)

完璧归赵 完璧歸趙 wan2 bi4 gui1 zhao4
lit. to return the jade annulus to Zhao (idiom); fig. to return something intact to its rightful owner

围魏救赵 圍魏救趙 wei2 wei4 jiu4 zhao4
lit. to besiege 魏 and rescue 趙|赵 (idiom); fig. to relieve a besieged ally by attacking the home base of the besiegers

燕赵 燕趙 yan1 zhao4
Yan and Zhao, two of the Warring States in Hebei and Shanxi; beautiful women; women dancers and singers

燕赵都市报 燕趙都市報 yan1 zhao4 du1 shi4 bao4
Yanzhao Metropolis Daily

张三,李四,王五,赵六 張三,李四,王五,趙六 zhang1 san1 - li3 si4 - wang2 wu3 - zhao4 liu4
four proverbial names; Tom, Dick and Harry

张王李赵 張王李趙 zhang1 wang2 li3 zhao4
anyone; Mr Average; any Tom, Dick or Harry

赵本山 趙本山 zhao4 ben3 shan1
Zhao Benshan (1958-), universally known PRC TV comedian

赵尔巽 趙爾巽 zhao4 er3 xun4
Zhao Erxun (1844-1927), modern historian, compiled the Draft History of the Qing dynasty 清史稿

赵高 趙高 zhao4 gao1
Zhao Gao (?-207 BC), one of the most vile, corrupt and powerful eunuchs in Chinese history, responsible for the fall of Qin Dynasty

赵构 趙構 zhao4 gou4
Zhao Gou, personal name of the tenth Song Emperor Gaozong 高宗

赵国 趙國 zhao4 guo2
Zhao, one of the seven states during the Warring States Period of Chinese history (475-220 BC)

赵惠文王 趙惠文王 zhao4 hui4 wen2 wang2
King Huiwen of Zhao 趙國|赵国, reigned 298-266 BC during the Warring States Period

赵军 趙軍 zhao4 jun1
army of Zhao 趙國|赵国 during the Warring States

赵客 趙客 zhao4 ke4
knight of the Zhao State; generic term for a knight-errant

赵匡胤 趙匡胤 zhao4 kuang1 yin4
Zhao Kuangyin, personal name of founding Song emperor Song Taizu 宋太祖 (927-976)

赵括 趙括 zhao4 kuo4
Zhao Kuo (-260 BC), hapless general of Zhao 趙國|赵国, who famously led an army of 400,000 to total annihilation at battle of Changping 長平之戰|长平之战 in 260 BC; also called Ma Fuzi 馬服子|马服子

赵岐 趙岐 zhao4 qi2
Zhao Qi (-201 BC), early Han commentator on Mencius 孟子

赵树理 趙樹理 zhao4 shu4 li3
Zhao Shuli (1906-1970), proletarian novelist

赵宋 趙宋 zhao4 song4
Song dynasty (960-1279); used to distinguish it from 劉宋|刘宋 Song of Southern dynasties (420-479)

赵薇 趙薇 zhao4 wei1
Zhao Wei or Vicky Zhao (1976-), Chinese film star

赵县 趙縣 zhao4 xian4
Zhao County in Shijiazhuang 石家莊|石家庄, Hebei

赵晔 趙曄 zhao4 ye4
Zhao Ye, Han dynasty historian, author of History of the Southern States Wu and Yue 吳越春秋|吴越春秋

赵翼 趙翼 zhao4 yi4
Zhao Yi (1727-1814), Qing dynasty poet and historian, one of Three great poets of the Qianlong era 乾嘉三大家

赵元任 趙元任 zhao4 yuan2 ren4
Yuen Ren Chao (1892-1982), Chinese-American linguist

赵云 趙雲 zhao4 yun2
Zhao Yun (-229), general of Shu in Romance of the Three Kingdoms

赵忠尧 趙忠堯 zhao4 zhong1 yao2
Zhao Zhongyao (1902-1998), Chinese pioneer nuclear physicist

赵州桥 趙州橋 zhao4 zhou1 qiao2
Zhaozhou Bridge over Xiao River 洨河 in Zhao county 趙縣|赵县, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, dating back to the Sui dynasty 隋代 (581-617) and the world's oldest extant stone arch bridge

赵紫阳 趙紫陽 zhao4 zi3 yang2
Zhao Ziyang (1919-2005), PRC reforming politician, general secretary of Chinese Communist Party 1987-1989, held under house arrest from 1989 to his death, and non-person since then