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IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
1作用 zuò yòngzuo4 yong4to act on; to affect; action; function; activity; impact; result; effect; purpose; intent; to play a role; corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization; Classifiers:
2 zuòzuo4to do; to grow; to write or compose; to pretend; to regard as; to feel; writings or works
3作为 作為 zuò wéizuo4 wei2one's conduct; deed; activity; accomplishment; achievement; to act as; as (in the capacity of); qua; to view as; to look upon (sth as); to take sth to be
4作品 zuò pǐnzuo4 pin3work (of art); opus; Classifiers:
5作出 zuò chūzuo4 chu1to put out; to come up with; to make (a choice, decision, proposal, response, comment etc); to issue (a permit, statement, explanation, apology, reassurance to the public etc); to draw (conclusion); to deliver (speech, judgment); to devise (explanation); to extract
6作家 zuò jiāzuo4 jia1author; Classifiers:
7作者 zuò zhězuo4 zhe3author; writer; Classifiers:
8作战 作戰 zuò zhànzuo4 zhan4combat; to fight
9作风 作風 zuò fēngzuo4 feng1style; style of work; way
10作物 zuò zuo4 wu4crop
11作业 作業 zuò zuo4 ye4school assignment; homework; work; task; operation; Classifiers: ; to operate
12作曲家 zuò jiāzuo4 qu3 jia1composer; songwriter
13作法 zuò zuo4 fa3course of action; method of doing sth; practice; modus operandi
14作用力 zuò yòng zuo4 yong4 li4effort; active force; applied force
15作文 zuò wénzuo4 wen2to write an essay; composition (student essay); Classifiers:
16作画 作畫 zuò huàzuo4 hua4to paint
17作曲 zuò zuo4 qu3to compose (music)
18作案 zuò ànzuo4 an4to commit a crime
19作爱 作愛 zuò àizuo4 ai4to make love
20作罢 作罷 zuò zuo4 ba4to drop (subject etc)
21作伴 zuò bànzuo4 ban4to accompany; to keep sb company
22作保 zuò bǎozuo4 bao3to act as surety for sb; to be sb's guarantor; to stand bail for sb
23作笔记 作筆記 zuò zuo4 bi3 ji4to take notes
24作弊 zuò zuo4 bi4to practice fraud; to cheat; to engage in corrupt practices
25作别 作別 zuò biézuo4 bie2to take one's leave; to bid farewell
26作出让步 作出讓步 zuò chū ràng zuo4 chu1 rang4 bu4to make a concession; to compromise
27作辍 作輟 zuò chuòzuo4 chuo4now working, now stopping
28作答 zuò zuo4 da2to answer; to respond
29作东 作東 zuò dōngzuo4 dong1to host (a dinner); to treat; to pick up the check
30作对 作對 zuò duìzuo4 dui4to set oneself against; to oppose; to make a pair
31作恶 作惡 zuò èzuo4 e4to do evil
32作法自毙 作法自斃 zuò zuo4 fa3 zi4 bi4to be the victim of one's own scheme (idiom)
33作废 作廢 zuò fèizuo4 fei4to become invalid; to cancel; to delete; to nullify
34作风正派 作風正派 zuò fēng zhèng pàizuo4 feng1 zheng4 pai4to be honest and upright; to have moral integrity
35作古 zuò zuo4 gu3to die; to pass away
36作古人 zuò rénzuo4 gu3 ren2to die; to pass away
37作怪 zuò guàizuo4 guai4(of a ghost) to make strange things happen; to act up; to act behind the scenes; to make mischief; odd; to misbehave (euphemism for having sex)
38作好准备 作好準備 zuò hǎo zhǔn bèizuo4 hao3 zhun3 bei4to prepare; to make adequate preparation
39作合 zuò zuo4 he2to make a match; to get married
40作哼声 作哼聲 zuò hēng shēngzuo4 heng1 sheng1snort
41作假 zuò jiǎzuo4 jia3to counterfeit; to falsify; to cheat; to defraud; fraudulent; to behave affectedly
42作奸犯科 作姦犯科 zuò jiān fàn zuo4 jian1 fan4 ke1to flout the law
43作茧 作繭 zuò jiǎnzuo4 jian3to make a cocoon
44作茧自缚 作繭自縛 zuò jiǎn zuo4 jian3 zi4 fu4to spin a cocoon around oneself (idiom); enmeshed in a trap of one's own devising; hoist by his own petard
45作践 作踐 zuò jiànzuo4 jian4workpiece; to ill-use; to humiliate; to degrade; to ruin; also pr. [zuo2 jian4]
46作交易 zuò jiāo zuo4 jiao1 yi4to deal; to transact
47作客 zuò zuo4 ke4to live somewhere as a visitor; to stay with sb as a guest; to sojourn
48作乐 作樂 zuò zuo4 le4to make merry
49作乱 作亂 zuò luànzuo4 luan4to start a rebellion; to rise in revolt
50作马 作馬 zuò zuo4 ma3trestle; carpenter's frame
51作鸟兽散 作鳥獸散 zuò niǎo shòu sànzuo4 niao3 shou4 san4lit. scatter like birds and beasts (idiom); fig. to head off in various directions; to flee helter-skelter
52作孽 zuò nièzuo4 nie4to sin
53作弄 zuò nòngzuo4 nong4to tease; to play tricks on
54作呕 作嘔 zuò ǒuzuo4 ou3to feel sick; to feel nauseous; to feel disgusted
55作派 zuò pàizuo4 pai4see 做派
56作曲者 zuò zhězuo4 qu3 zhe3composer; song writer
57作人 zuò rénzuo4 ren2to conduct oneself; same as 做人
58作色 zuò zuo4 se4to show signs of anger; to flush with annoyance
59作诗题款 作詩題款 zuò shī kuǎnzuo4 shi1 ti2 kuan3to write poems and inscriptions on paintings (idiom)
60作誓 zuò shìzuo4 shi4to adopt an attitude; to strike a posture; to pledge
61作手 zuò shǒuzuo4 shou3writer; expert
62作寿 作壽 zuò shòuzuo4 shou4variant of 做寿
63作数 作數 zuò shùzuo4 shu4valid; counting (as valid)
64作死 zuò zuo4 si3to court disaster; also pr. zuo1 si3
65作祟 zuò suìzuo4 sui4haunted; to haunt; to cause mischief
66作态 作態 zuò tàizuo4 tai4to put on an attitude; to pose
67作痛 zuò tòngzuo4 tong4to ache
68作威作福 zuò wēi zuò zuo4 wei1 zuo4 fu2tyrannical abuse (idiom); riding roughshod over people
69作为罢论 作為罷論 zuò wéi lùnzuo4 wei2 ba4 lun4to drop the subject (idiom)
70作息 zuò zuo4 xi1to work and rest
71作息时间 作息時間 zuò shí jiānzuo4 xi1 shi2 jian1daily schedule; daily routine
72作息时间表 作息時間表 zuò shí jiān biǎozuo4 xi1 shi2 jian1 biao3daily schedule; work schedule
73作下 zuò xiàzuo4 xia4to do; to make (usually bad connotation)
74作兴 作興 zuò xīngzuo4 xing1maybe; possibly; there is reason to believe
75作秀 zuò xiùzuo4 xiu4to show off (loanword, from English "show"); to grandstand; to perform in a stage show
76作业环境 作業環境 zuò huán jìngzuo4 ye4 huan2 jing4operating environment
77作业系统 作業系統 zuò tǒngzuo4 ye4 xi4 tong3operating system (Tw)
78作业研究 作業研究 zuò yán jiūzuo4 ye4 yan2 jiu1operations research
79作揖 zuò zuo4 yi1to bow with hands held in front
80作用理论 作用理論 zuò yòng lùnzuo4 yong4 li3 lun4interactive theory
81作贼 作賊 zuò zéizuo4 zei2to be a thief
82作战失踪 作戰失蹤 zuò zhàn shī zōngzuo4 zhan4 shi1 zong1see 作战失踪人员
83作战失踪人员 作戰失蹤人員 zuò zhàn shī zōng rén yuánzuo4 zhan4 shi1 zong1 ren2 yuan2missing in action (MIA) (military)
84作者不详 作者不詳 zuò zhě xiángzuo4 zhe3 bu4 xiang2anonymous author
85作者权 作者權 zuò zhě quánzuo4 zhe3 quan2copyright
86作者未详 作者未詳 zuò zhě wèi xiángzuo4 zhe3 wei4 xiang2anonymous author
87作证 作證 zuò zhèngzuo4 zheng4to bear witness; to testify
88作证能力 作證能力 zuò zhèng néng zuo4 zheng4 neng2 li4competence
89作主 zuò zhǔzuo4 zhu3to decide; to make decisions; to take responsibility (for deciding); to be in charge; to give sb justice
90作准 作準 zuò zhǔnzuo4 zhun3to recognize; to acknowledge (as valid)
91作梗 zuò gěngzuo4 geng3to hinder; to obstruct; to create difficulties

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