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)

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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

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