Pronunciation

zuò

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zuò Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
zuò | zuo4
English translation
to do
to make
to produce
to write
to compose
to act as
to engage in
to hold (a party)
to be
to become
to function (in some capacity)
to serve as
to be used for
to form (a bond or relationship)
to pretend
to feign
to act a part
to put on appearance
to work, to make; to act

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About zuò

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Number of strokes

11

Traditional form

zuò

Contains the radical

rén

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

Someone  rén who causes things to happen  also provides the pronuncation

Etymology of zuò

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

亻故

Explanation

Originally was written the same as zuò (work). The zhǐ (foot; movement) component was added later to distinguish the characters. The middle component zhà was corrupted to look like , which caused later writers to reanalyze zuò as a compound of rén and .

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Example sentences using zuò

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发现 fāxiàn xiàng 平日 píng rì 一样 yīyàng zài 花园 huā yuán zuò zhāo hǎo mèng .

I found him in the garden, dreaming away as usual.

肉食 ròu shí 已经 yǐjīng hǎo le ,蔬菜 shūcài Huán wèi zuò hǎo .

The meat's ready but the vegetables still are not done.

mǎi xiē 莴苣 wō jù 西红柿 xīhóngshì , hǎo zuò 色拉 sè lā .

Get some lettuce and tomatoes so I can make a salad.

zhè yǐn 起来 qǐlai xiàng shì hǎo 主意 zhǔyi , dàn zuò 起来 qǐlai què 行不通 xíng bu tōng .

It'sounded like a good idea, but in practice it didn't work.

劳驾 láojià bāng zuò 这件 shì hǎo ?

Would you be kind enough to do it for me?

Words with zuò

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
zuò to do zuò
做法 zuò fǎ recipe做法 zuò fǎ
叫做 jiào zuò to be called叫做 jiào zuò
做到 zuò dào to accomplish做到 zuò dào
做事 zuò shì to work做事 zuò shì
做出 zuò chū to put out做出 zuò chū
做人 zuò rén to conduct oneself做人 zuò rén
做梦 zuò mèng to dream做夢
做饭 zuò fàn to cook做飯
做爱 zuò aì to make love做愛
做不到 zuò bù dào impossible做不到 zuò bù dào
做客 zuò kè to be a guest or visitor做客 zuò kè
做工 zuò gōng manual work做工 zuò gōng
做生意 zuò shēng yì to do business做生意 zuò shēng yì
做主 zuòzhǔ to decide做主 zuòzhǔ
定做 dìng zuò to have something made to order定做 dìng zuò
做作 zuò zuo affected做作 zuò zuo
做菜 zuò cài to cook做菜 zuò cài
做文章 zuò wén zhāng to fuss做文章 zuò wén zhāng
做工作 zuò gōng zuò to do one's work做工作 zuò gōng zuò
说到做到 shuō dào zuò dào to keep one's promise說到做到
做官 zuò guān to take an official post做官 zuò guān
当做 dàng zuò to treat as當做

zuò Decomposition & Compounds

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zuò Decomposition

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