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
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Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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