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Meaning of 作

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Ideographic: A person making something for the first time ; also provides the pronunciation
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    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ zhà ] first time, for the first time, suddenly
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  • Pinyin: zuò

    English Definition: to do; to grow; to write or compose; to pretend; to regard as; to feel; writings or works
    Chinese Definition:
    ①起,兴起,现在起:振作。枪声大作。
    ②从事,做工:工作。作息。作业。
    ③举行,进行:作别(分别)。作乱。作案。作战。作报告。
    ④干出,做出,表现出,制造出:作恶。作弊。作梗。作祟。作态。作色。作为。作难。作奸犯科(为非作歹,触犯法令)。
    ⑤当成,充当:作罢。作保。作伐(做媒人)。作壁上观(人家交战,自己站在营垒上看,喻坐观别人成败)。
    ⑥创造:创作。写作。作曲。作者。
    ⑦文艺方面的成品:作品。不朽之作。
    ⑧同“做”。
    ⑨旧时手工业制造加工的场所:作坊。
    ⑩从事某种活动:作揖。作弄。作死。

    Example Words:
    工作 [ gōng zuò ]: to work; (of a machine) to operate; job; work; task; Classifiers:
    作业 [ zuò ]: school assignment; homework; work; task; operation; Classifiers: ; to operate
    作用 [ zuò yòng ]: to act on; to affect; action; function; activity; impact; result; effect; purpose; intent; to play a role; corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization; Classifiers:
    动作 [ dòng zuò ]: movement; motion; action; Classifiers:
    作家 [ zuò jiā ]: author; Classifiers:
  • Pinyin: zuō

    English Definition: worker; workshop; (slang) troublesome; high-maintenance (person)
    Example Words:
    作坊 [ zuō fang ]: workshop (of artisan)
    五行八作 [ háng zuō ]: all the trades; people of all trades and professions
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