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IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
1 zuòZuo4to sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc); to bear fruit; variant of ; surname Zuo
2坐下 zuò xiazuo4 xia5to sit down
3坐标 坐標 zuò biāozuo4 biao1coordinate (geometry)
4坐标系 座標系 zuò biāo zuo4 biao1 xi4coordinate system (geometry)
5坐班 zuò bānzuo4 ban1to work office hours; on duty
6坐班房 zuò bān fángzuo4 ban1 fang2to be in prison
7坐北朝南 zuò běi cháo nánzuo4 bei3 chao2 nan2to face south with the back to the north (idiom)
8坐便器 zuò biàn zuo4 bian4 qi4pedestal type WC
9坐标法 座標法 zuò biāo zuo4 biao1 fa3method of coordinates (geometry)
10坐标空间 座標空間 zuò biāo kōng jiānzuo4 biao1 kong1 jian1coordinate space
11坐不垂堂 zuò chuí tángzuo4 bu4 chui2 tang2lit. don't sit under the eaves (where tiles may fall from the roof) (idiom); fig. keep out of danger
12坐厕 坐廁 zuò zuo4 ce4seating toilet
13坐厕垫 坐廁墊 zuò diànzuo4 ce4 dian4toilet seat
14坐禅 坐禪 zuò chánzuo4 chan2to sit in meditation; to meditate
15坐车 坐車 zuò chēzuo4 che1to take the car, bus, train etc
16坐吃享福 zuò chī xiǎng zuo4 chi1 xiang3 fu2vegetative existence; to consume passively without doing anything useful
17坐地分赃 坐地分贓 zuò fēn zāngzuo4 di4 fen1 zang1to share loot; to divide the booty on the spot (idiom)
18坐垫 坐墊 zuò diànzuo4 dian4cushion; (motorbike) seat; Classifiers:
19坐电梯 坐電梯 zuò diàn zuo4 dian4 ti1to take an elevator
20坐定 zuò dìngzuo4 ding4to be seated
21坐墩 zuò dūnzuo4 dun1Chinese drum-shaped stool
22坐而论道 坐而論道 zuò ér lùn dàozuo4 er2 lun4 dao4to sit and pontificate; to find answers through theory and not through practice (idiom)
23坐骨 zuò zuo4 gu3ischium
24坐骨神经 坐骨神經 zuò shén jīngzuo4 gu3 shen2 jing1sciatic nerve
25坐骨神经痛 坐骨神經痛 zuò shén jīng tòngzuo4 gu3 shen2 jing1 tong4sciatica
26坐关 坐關 zuò guānzuo4 guan1(Buddhism) to sit in contemplation
27坐观成败 坐觀成敗 zuò guān chéng bàizuo4 guan1 cheng2 bai4to sit and await success or failure (idiom); to wait to see the outcome of a fight before taking sides; to sit on the fence
28坐观世变 坐觀世變 zuò guān shì biànzuo4 guan1 shi4 bian4to sit and watch how the wind blows (idiom)
29坐果 zuò guǒzuo4 guo3to bear fruit
30坐好 zuò hǎozuo4 hao3to sit properly; to sit up straight
31坐化 zuò huàzuo4 hua4to die in a seated posture (Buddhism)
32坐驾 坐駕 zuò jiàzuo4 jia4variant of 座驾
33坐降落伞 坐降落傘 zuò jiàng luò sǎnzuo4 jiang4 luo4 san3to do a parachute jump
34坐井观天 坐井觀天 zuò jǐng guān tiānzuo4 jing3 guan1 tian1lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-minded
35坐困愁城 zuò kùn chóu chéngzuo4 kun4 chou2 cheng2to be walled in by one's own worries (idiom)
36坐蜡 坐蠟 zuò zuo4 la4to be embarrassed; to be put in a difficult situation
37坐牢 zuò láozuo4 lao2to be imprisoned
38坐冷板凳 zuò lěng bǎn dèngzuo4 leng3 ban3 deng4to hold an inconsequential job; to receive a cold reception; to be kept waiting for an assignment or audience; to be out in the cold; to be sidelined; to warm the bench; to cool one's heels
39坐力 zuò zuo4 li4see 后坐力
40坐立不安 zuò ānzuo4 li4 bu4 an1lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom); restless; fidgety
41坐立难安 坐立難安 zuò nán ānzuo4 li4 nan2 an1unable to sit or stand still (out of nervousness etc) (idiom)
42坐落 zuò luòzuo4 luo4to be situated; to be located (of a building)
43坐骑 坐騎 zuò zuo4 qi2saddle horse; mount
44坐山观虎斗 坐山觀虎鬥 zuò shān guān dòuzuo4 shan1 guan1 hu3 dou4sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight; watch in safety whilst others fight then reap the rewards when both sides are exhausted (idiom)
45坐商 zuò shāngzuo4 shang1tradesman; shopkeeper
46坐失 zuò shīzuo4 shi1to let sth slip by; to miss an opportunity
47坐失机宜 坐失機宜 zuò shī zuo4 shi1 ji1 yi2to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance
48坐失良机 坐失良機 zuò shī liáng zuo4 shi1 liang2 ji1to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance
49坐视不理 坐視不理 zuò shì zuo4 shi4 bu4 li3to sit and watch, but remain indifferent (idiom)
50坐视无睹 坐視無睹 zuò shì zuo4 shi4 wu2 du3to turn a blind eye to
51坐收渔利 坐收漁利 zuò shōu zuo4 shou1 yu2 li4benefit from others' dispute (idiom)
52坐台 坐臺 zuò táizuo4 tai2to work as a hostess in a bar or KTV
53坐台小姐 zuò tái xiǎo jiězuo4 tai2 xiao3 jie3bar girl; professional escort
54坐探 zuò tànzuo4 tan4inside informer; mole; plant
55坐卧不宁 坐臥不寧 zuò nìngzuo4 wo4 bu4 ning4to be restless
56坐席 zuò zuo4 xi2seat (at a banquet); to attend a banquet
57坐享 zuò xiǎngzuo4 xiang3to enjoy sth without lifting a finger
58坐享其成 zuò xiǎng chéngzuo4 xiang3 qi2 cheng2to reap where one has not sown (idiom)
59坐享其利 zuò xiǎng zuo4 xiang3 qi2 li4to sit idle and enjoy the gains (idiom)
60坐像 zuò xiàngzuo4 xiang4seated image (of a Buddha or saint)
61坐言起行 zuò yán xíngzuo4 yan2 qi3 xing2No sooner said than done. (idiom)
62坐药 坐藥 zuò yàozuo4 yao4suppository
63坐椅 zuò zuo4 yi3seat; chair
64坐以待毙 坐以待斃 zuò dài zuo4 yi3 dai4 bi4to sit and wait for death (idiom); resigned to one's fate
65坐月 zuò yuèzuo4 yue4see 坐月子
66坐月子 zuò yuè zizuo4 yue4 zi5to convalesce for a month following childbirth, following a special diet, and observing various taboos to protect the body from exposure to the "wind"
67坐镇 坐鎮 zuò zhènzuo4 zhen4(of a commanding officer) to keep watch; to oversee
68坐罪不贷 坐罪不貸 zuò zuì dàizuo4 zui4 bu4 dai4to be liable for full punishment (idiom)

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