to clap; to pat; to beat; to hit; to slap; to take (a picture)
according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; photograph
simp. and trad.




  1. to take a picture; to photograph


Dialectal synonyms of 照相 (“to take a picture”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 攝影
Mandarin Beijing 照相
Taiwan 照相拍照
Jinan 照相
Xi'an 照相
Wuhan 照相
Chengdu 照相
Yangzhou 照照片照小照拍照片拍小照
Hefei 照相
Cantonese Guangzhou 影相
Hong Kong 影相
Taishan 影相
Yangjiang 影相
Gan Nanchang 照相
Hakka Meixian 影相
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 翕相照相
Liudui (S. Sixian) 翕相照相
Hsinchu (Hailu) 翕相照相
Dongshi (Dabu) 翕相照相
Zhuolan (Raoping) 翕相照相
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 翕相
Jin Taiyuan 照相
Min Bei Jian'ou 影相照相
Min Dong Fuzhou 攝相
Min Nan Xiamen 翕像
Quanzhou 翕像
Zhangzhou 翕像翕影
Taipei 翕相翕像
Penang 翕相影
Chaozhou 耗相
Wu Suzhou 照相拍照
Wenzhou 照相拍照相照照相
Xiang Changsha 照相
Shuangfeng 照相

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