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Meaning of 坐

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Pinyin: zuò
English Definition: to sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc); to bear fruit; variant of
Chinese Definition:
①古人双膝跪地,把臀部靠在脚后跟上,这是其本义,后泛指以臀部着物而止息:席地而坐。坐待。坐垫。坐骨。坐化(佛教指和尚盘膝坐着死去)。坐禅。坐功。坐骑。
②乘,搭:坐车。坐船。
③坚守,引申为常驻,不动:“楚人坐其北门,而覆诸山下”。坐庄。
④建筑物的位置或背对着某一方向:坐落。坐北朝南。
⑤把锅、壶等放在火上:坐锅。
⑥物体向后施压力:房顶往后坐。
⑦介词,因,由于,为着:“停车坐爱枫林晚,霜叶红于二月花”。
⑧副词(a.空,徒然,如“胡为坐自苦,吞悲仍抚膺”;b.无故,自然而然,如“如若此,则盐必坐长十倍”;c.遂,即将,如“寒英坐销落,何用慰远客”;d.深,如“感此伤妾心,坐愁红颜老”;e.正,恰好,如“西村渡口人烟晚,坐见渔舟两两归”)。
⑨定罪:连坐。反坐。坐赃(犯贪脏罪)。
⑩瓜果等植物结实:坐瓜。坐果。
⑾同“座”。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Two people sitting on the ground
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ cóng ] from, by, since, whence, through
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words:
乘坐 [ chéng zuò ]: to ride (in a vehicle)
坐下 [ zuò xia ]: to sit down
坐标 [ zuò biāo ]: coordinate (geometry)
坐标系 [ zuò biāo ]: coordinate system (geometry)
并坐 [ bìng zuò ]: to sit together
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