zuò to do; to grow; to write or compose

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, zhà at first; suddenly; abruptly ]

Note

Person with original phonetic component for 'zuo' meaning stitching cloth together hence 'work' in general, modern seconfd part means 'suddenly',
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using rén : tā (he) huā (flower) mén (s) hé (what) huà (to make into) wèi (position) yè (night) zhuàn (biography) dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) nǐ (you) zhù (to live) fèn (portion) shén (what) gū (estimate) gōng (to provide) zhí (value) bǐng (both) rén (humane) chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) dǎo (fall) dàn (but) hòu (wait)
Using zhà : zhà (to explode) xué (narrow) dìng (how) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

zuò (seat) zuò (sit)

Different tone

zuó (previous) zuǒ (left)

< Previous zuò

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

stroke order for 作
Stroke order for character 作, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

焦作 Jiaozuo, Henan

Proverbs

天作之合 tiān zuò zhī hé Blissful affection
小题大作 xiaǒ tí dà zuò Procrastination and exaggeration
Tue 28th Mar

Marrying the estate agent

China has for for many years had strict residence laws. If you want to live in the big cities you have to apply for a permit. An enterprising Shanghai property agent has made use of a loophole that is surely soon to be closed. You can get a residency permit if you marry someone with a permit and then get divorced. A man, we only know by family name Wang, has used this trick four times to sell property to women who would not otherwise be allowed to stay in the city. The woman were willing to pay about $9,000 for the residence permit.


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