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


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

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