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

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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

Manchuguo

The capital of Japanese controlled Manchuria (1933-45) was within Jilin. Here Emperor Xuantong (Puyi) was placed on the throne and Changchun renamed 'Xinjiang' (New capital). During the Japanese occupation industrial development was rapid, and the area remains havbily industrialized.
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Culture

Bats are commonly used in handicrafts, paintings and artwork to give a wish for good luck. This is because 'bat' and 'good luck' sound the same in Chinese.
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