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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乘坐 chéng zuòcheng2 zuo4to ride (in a vehicle)
5坐标系 座標系 zuò biāo zuo4 biao1 xi4coordinate system (geometry)
6安坐静观 安坐靜觀 ān zuò jìng guānan1 zuo4 jing4 guan1to sit quietly watching (idiom)
7半跏坐 bàn jiā zuòban4 jia1 zuo4sitting with one leg crossed (usu. of Bodhisattva)
8抱膝而坐 bào ér zuòbao4 xi1 er2 zuo4to sit with one's arms around one's knees (idiom)
9并起并坐 並起並坐 bìng bìng zuòbing4 qi3 bing4 zuo4to do everything together (idiom)
10并坐 並坐 bìng zuòbing4 zuo4to sit together
11搭坐 zuòda1 zuo4to travel by; to ride on
12打坐 zuòda3 zuo4to sit in meditation; to meditate
13打坐坡 zuò da3 zuo4 po1(of a horse, dog etc) to sit back on one's haunches and refuse to be coaxed forward; (of a person) to brace oneself to resist being made to go forward; (fig.) to dig one's heels in
14笛卡儿坐标制 笛卡兒座標制 ér zuò biāo zhìDi2 ka3 er2 zuo4 biao1 zhi4Cartesian coordinate system
15端坐 duān zuòduan1 zuo4to sit upright
16反坐 fǎn zuòfan3 zuo4to sentence the accuser (and free the falsely accused defendant)
17趺坐 zuòfu1 zuo4to sit in the lotus position
18横坐标 橫座標 héng zuò biāoheng2 zuo4 biao1horizontal coordinate; abscissa
19后坐 後坐 hòu zuòhou4 zuo4recoil (of a gun); backlash
20后坐力 後坐力 hòu zuò hou4 zuo4 li4recoil (of a gun); backlash; reactive force
21极坐标 極座標 zuò biāoji2 zuo4 biao1polar coordinates (math.)
22极坐标系 極座標系 zuò biāo ji2 zuo4 biao1 xi4system of polar coordinates
23家累千金,坐不垂堂 jiā lěi qiān jīn , zuò chuí tángjia1 lei3 qian1 jin1 , zuo4 bu4 chui2 tang2lit. a wealthy person does not sit under the eaves (idiom); fig. a rich man does not expose himself to danger
24静坐 靜坐 jìng zuòjing4 zuo4to sit quietly; to meditate; to stage a sit-in
25静坐罢工 靜坐罷工 jìng zuò gōngjing4 zuo4 ba4 gong1sit-in strike
26静坐不动 靜坐不動 jìng zuò dòngjing4 zuo4 bu4 dong4to sit still and do nothing; to sit tight
27静坐不能 靜坐不能 jìng zuò néngjing4 zuo4 bu4 neng2akathisia (condition of restlessness, a side-effect of neuroleptic antipsychotic drug); unable to sit still; hyperactivity; restlessness
28静坐抗议 靜坐抗議 jìng zuò kàng jing4 zuo4 kang4 yi4sit-in protest
29静坐抗议示威 靜坐抗議示威 jìng zuò kàng shì wēijing4 zuo4 kang4 yi4 shi4 wei1sit-in protest demonstration
30枯坐呆等 zuò dāi děngku1 zuo4 dai1 deng3to sit idly without anything to do; to wait interminably (idiom)
31连坐 連坐 lián zuòlian2 zuo4to treat as guilty those associated with an offender (family, neighbors etc)
32连坐制 連坐制 lián zuò zhìlian2 zuo4 zhi4guilt by association
33落坐 luò zuòluo4 zuo4to sit down
34满坐寂然 滿坐寂然 mǎn zuò ránman3 zuo4 ji4 ran2the whole audience silent with expectation
35面南坐北 miàn nán zuò běimian4 nan2 zuo4 bei3facing the south and with the north at one's back (idiom)
36默坐 zuòmo4 zuo4to sit silently
37内在坐标 內在座標 nèi zài zuò biāonei4 zai4 zuo4 biao1intrinsic coordinates (geometry)
38平起平坐 píng píng zuòping2 qi3 ping2 zuo4to be on an equal footing
39骑坐 騎坐 zuòqi2 zuo4to sit astride; to ride
40跂坐 zuòqi4 zuo4to sit with legs dangling
41全跏坐 quán jiā zuòquan2 jia1 zuo4crossed leg posture (usu. of Buddha)
42让坐 讓坐 ràng zuòrang4 zuo4to give up one's seat; to be seated
43任凭风浪起,稳坐钓鱼台 任憑風浪起,穩坐釣魚臺 rèn píng fēng làng , wěn zuò diào táiren4 ping2 feng1 lang4 qi3 , wen3 zuo4 diao4 yu2 tai2lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite wind and storm (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation; a cool head in a crisis
44如坐针毡 如坐針氈 zuò zhēn zhānru2 zuo4 zhen1 zhan1lit. as if sitting on pins and needles; fig. to be in an uncomfortable situation
45软坐 軟坐 ruǎn zuòruan3 zuo4soft seat (= first class in PRC trains)
46贪污坐赃 貪污坐贓 tān zuò zāngtan1 wu1 zuo4 zang1to be guilty of corruption and accepting bribes (idiom)
47同起同坐 tóng tóng zuòtong2 qi3 tong2 zuo4to share power with sb. (idiom)
48危然高坐 wēi rán gāo zuòwei1 ran2 gao1 zuo4seated erect in an awe-inspiring manner (idiom)
49围坐 圍坐 wéi zuòwei2 zuo4to sit in a circle; seated around (a narrator)
50稳坐钓鱼台 穩坐釣魚臺 wěn zuò diào táiwen3 zuo4 diao4 yu2 tai2lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite storms (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation; a cool head in a crisis
51诬告反坐 誣告反坐 gào fǎn zuòwu1 gao4 fan3 zuo4False charges will bring upon the accuser the same punishment he intended for the accused. (idiom)
52无后坐力炮 無後坐力炮 hòu zuò pàowu2 hou4 zuo4 li4 pao4recoilless rifle
53席地而坐 ér zuòxi2 di4 er2 zuo4to sit on the ground or the floor (idiom)
54闲坐 閑坐 xián zuòxian2 zuo4to sit around; to sit idly
55小坐片刻 xiǎo zuò piàn xiao3 zuo4 pian4 ke4to sit for a while (idiom)
56行不改姓,坐不改名 xíng gǎi xìng , zuò gǎi míngxing2 bu4 gai3 xing4 , zuo4 bu4 gai3 ming2see 行不更名坐不改姓
57行不更名,坐不改姓 xíng gēng míng , zuò gǎi xìngxing2 bu4 geng1 ming2 , zuo4 bu4 gai3 xing4I am who I am (and I'm not ashamed); fig. to be proud of one's name and stand by one's actions
58行动坐卧 行動坐臥 xíng dòng zuò xing2 dong4 zuo4 wo4one's actions, bearing, and demeanor (idiom)
59仰卧起坐 仰臥起坐 yǎng zuòyang3 wo4 qi3 zuo4sit-up (physical exercise)
60正襟危坐 zhèng jīn wēi zuòzheng4 jin1 wei1 zuo4to sit upright and still (idiom)
61支颐独坐 支頤獨坐 zhī zuòzhi1 yi2 du2 zuo4to sit alone resting one's head on an arm (idiom)
62直角坐标 直角座標 zhí jiǎo zuò biāozhi2 jiao3 zuo4 biao1rectangular coordinates
63纵坐标 縱座標 zòng zuò biāozong4 zuo4 biao1vertical coordinate; ordinate
64坐班 zuò bānzuo4 ban1to work office hours; on duty
65坐班房 zuò bān fángzuo4 ban1 fang2to be in prison
66坐北朝南 zuò běi cháo nánzuo4 bei3 chao2 nan2to face south with the back to the north (idiom)
67坐便器 zuò biàn zuo4 bian4 qi4pedestal type WC
68坐标法 座標法 zuò biāo zuo4 biao1 fa3method of coordinates (geometry)
69坐标空间 座標空間 zuò biāo kōng jiānzuo4 biao1 kong1 jian1coordinate space
70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
71坐厕 坐廁 zuò zuo4 ce4seating toilet
72坐厕垫 坐廁墊 zuò diànzuo4 ce4 dian4toilet seat
73坐禅 坐禪 zuò chánzuo4 chan2to sit in meditation; to meditate
74坐车 坐車 zuò chēzuo4 che1to take the car, bus, train etc
75坐吃享福 zuò chī xiǎng zuo4 chi1 xiang3 fu2vegetative existence; to consume passively without doing anything useful
76坐地分赃 坐地分贓 zuò fēn zāngzuo4 di4 fen1 zang1to share loot; to divide the booty on the spot (idiom)
77坐垫 坐墊 zuò diànzuo4 dian4cushion; (motorbike) seat; Classifiers:
78坐电梯 坐電梯 zuò diàn zuo4 dian4 ti1to take an elevator
79坐定 zuò dìngzuo4 ding4to be seated
80坐墩 zuò dūnzuo4 dun1Chinese drum-shaped stool
81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)
82坐骨 zuò zuo4 gu3ischium
83坐骨神经 坐骨神經 zuò shén jīngzuo4 gu3 shen2 jing1sciatic nerve
84坐骨神经痛 坐骨神經痛 zuò shén jīng tòngzuo4 gu3 shen2 jing1 tong4sciatica
85坐关 坐關 zuò guānzuo4 guan1(Buddhism) to sit in contemplation
86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
87坐观世变 坐觀世變 zuò guān shì biànzuo4 guan1 shi4 bian4to sit and watch how the wind blows (idiom)
88坐果 zuò guǒzuo4 guo3to bear fruit
89坐好 zuò hǎozuo4 hao3to sit properly; to sit up straight
90坐化 zuò huàzuo4 hua4to die in a seated posture (Buddhism)
91坐驾 坐駕 zuò jiàzuo4 jia4variant of 座驾
92坐降落伞 坐降落傘 zuò jiàng luò sǎnzuo4 jiang4 luo4 san3to do a parachute jump
93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
94坐困愁城 zuò kùn chóu chéngzuo4 kun4 chou2 cheng2to be walled in by one's own worries (idiom)
95坐蜡 坐蠟 zuò zuo4 la4to be embarrassed; to be put in a difficult situation
96坐牢 zuò láozuo4 lao2to be imprisoned
97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
98坐力 zuò zuo4 li4see 后坐力
99坐立不安 zuò ānzuo4 li4 bu4 an1lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom); restless; fidgety
100坐立难安 坐立難安 zuò nán ānzuo4 li4 nan2 an1unable to sit or stand still (out of nervousness etc) (idiom)
101坐落 zuò luòzuo4 luo4to be situated; to be located (of a building)
102坐骑 坐騎 zuò zuo4 qi2saddle horse; mount
103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)
104坐商 zuò shāngzuo4 shang1tradesman; shopkeeper
105坐失 zuò shīzuo4 shi1to let sth slip by; to miss an opportunity
106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
107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
108坐视不理 坐視不理 zuò shì zuo4 shi4 bu4 li3to sit and watch, but remain indifferent (idiom)
109坐视无睹 坐視無睹 zuò shì zuo4 shi4 wu2 du3to turn a blind eye to
110坐收渔利 坐收漁利 zuò shōu zuo4 shou1 yu2 li4benefit from others' dispute (idiom)
111坐台 坐臺 zuò táizuo4 tai2to work as a hostess in a bar or KTV
112坐台小姐 zuò tái xiǎo jiězuo4 tai2 xiao3 jie3bar girl; professional escort
113坐探 zuò tànzuo4 tan4inside informer; mole; plant
114坐卧不宁 坐臥不寧 zuò nìngzuo4 wo4 bu4 ning4to be restless
115坐席 zuò zuo4 xi2seat (at a banquet); to attend a banquet
116坐享 zuò xiǎngzuo4 xiang3to enjoy sth without lifting a finger
117坐享其成 zuò xiǎng chéngzuo4 xiang3 qi2 cheng2to reap where one has not sown (idiom)
118坐享其利 zuò xiǎng zuo4 xiang3 qi2 li4to sit idle and enjoy the gains (idiom)
119坐像 zuò xiàngzuo4 xiang4seated image (of a Buddha or saint)
120坐言起行 zuò yán xíngzuo4 yan2 qi3 xing2No sooner said than done. (idiom)
121坐药 坐藥 zuò yàozuo4 yao4suppository
122坐椅 zuò zuo4 yi3seat; chair
123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
124坐月 zuò yuèzuo4 yue4see 坐月子
125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"
126坐镇 坐鎮 zuò zhènzuo4 zhen4(of a commanding officer) to keep watch; to oversee
127坐罪不贷 坐罪不貸 zuò zuì dàizuo4 zui4 bu4 dai4to be liable for full punishment (idiom)

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