Chinese words with 则 character meaning (HSK)

否则

FOU3, ZE2
if not, otherwise, else, or else

规则

GUI1, ZE2
regulation, rule, rules and regulations

原则

YUAN2, ZE2
principle, doctrine

ZE2
thus, then, standard, norm, rule, to imitate, to follow, principle, classifier for written items (such as an official statement), conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause (like 'thus')

准则

ZHUN3, ZE2
norm, standard, criterion