zuò to do; to grow; to write or compose

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


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


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


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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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