Character Contained In References Comments
 Simplified  Traditional  Ancient forms  Archaic forms
   traditional form

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
cha2, zha1, chai2
English
Definitions
to investigate; surname; to check; to examine; to refer to; to research; to search; seek into
Mnemonic
Looking at a tree in the morning yields clues as to the night before
Etymology
Notes
A variant exists with ancestors at the bottom which seems to be the original form of this character