Meaning of 着

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  • Pinyin: zhāo
    English Definition: (chess) move; trick; all right!; (dialect) to add
    Example Words:
    一着不慎,满盘皆输 [ zhāo shèn , mǎn pán jiē shū ]: One careless move and the whole game is lost. (idiom)
    两着儿 [ liǎng zhāo r ]: the same old trick; illegal device
    失着 [ shī zhāo ]: unwise move; miscalculation
    怎么着 [ zěn me zhāo ]: what?; how?; how about?; whatever; also pr. [zen3 me5 zhe5]
    棋高一着 [ gāo zhāo ]: to be a step ahead of the opponent (idiom); to outsmart one's opponent
  • Pinyin: zháo
    English Definition: to touch; to come in contact with; to feel; to be affected by; to catch fire; to burn; (coll.) to fall asleep; (after a verb) hitting the mark; succeeding in
    Example Words:
    着迷 [ zháo ]: to be fascinated; to be captivated
    着凉 [ zháo liáng ]: to catch cold; Taiwan pr. [zhao1 liang2]
    着急 [ zháo ]: to worry; to feel anxious; Taiwan pr. [zhao1 ji2]
    用不着 [ yòng bu zháo ]: not need; have no use for
    睡着 [ shuì zháo ]: to fall asleep
  • Pinyin: zhe
    English Definition: aspect particle indicating action in progress
    Example Words:
    本着 [ běn zhe ]: based on...; in conformance with..; taking as one's main principle
    意味着 [ wèi zhe ]: to signify; to mean; to imply
    接着 [ jiē zhe ]: to catch and hold on; to continue; to go on to do sth; to follow; to carry on; then; after that; subsequently; to proceed; to ensue; in turn; in one's turn
    随着 [ suí zhe ]: along with; in the wake of; following
    有着 [ yǒu zhe ]: to have; to possess
  • Pinyin: zhuó
    English Definition: to wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply
    Example Words:
    着重 [ zhuó zhòng ]: to put emphasis on; to stress
    着手 [ zhuó shǒu ]: to put one's hand to it; to start out on a task; to set out
    沉着 [ chén zhuó ]: steady; calm and collected; not nervous
    着想 [ zhuó xiǎng ]: to give thought (to others); to consider (other people's needs); also pr. [zhao2 xiang3]
    附着 [ zhuó ]: to adhere; attachment