zuǒ left

Made up of [ gōng work; skill radical 48, shǒu hand ]

Note

Represents holding a carpenter's square in the hand

Related characters


Using gōng : hóng (red) jīng (Classic) gōng (accomplishment)
Using shǒu : kàn (look) yòu (right) zhǎng (palm of the hand)

Different tone

zuó (previous) zuò (seat) zuò (sit) zuò (to do)

< Previous zuó Next zuò >

Pronunciation

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Proverbs

顾左右而言他 gù zuǒ yòu ér yán tā Avoiding talking about something; taking a long digression
左右为难 zuǒ yòu wéi nán In a dilemma

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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