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(Trad.: 著)
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ yáng ] sheep, goat
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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  • Pinyin: zhe

    English Definition: aspect particle indicating action in progress
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(著的俗字)。
    ②用在谓语之后,表示动作正在进行或状态的持续。[例]道着姓名人不识。——唐·白居易《恻恻吟》。[合]他们正说着话呢;门敞着。
    ③用在句末,表示命令、祈使或一般告语。[例]这短命,等得我苦也!老娘先打两个耳刮子着。——《水浒全传》。[合]听着;快着点儿。
    ④加在某些动词后面,使变成介词。[合]沿着;挨着;朝着。
    ⑤用在某些形容词后面,表示程度的比较等。[例]着呢。
    ⑥用在某些名词后,表示“呢”。[例]吾师,你却如何正等得这贼首着?——《水浒传》。
    ⑦另见zhāo;zháo;zhuó。

    Example Words:
    随着 suí zhe along with; in the wake of; following
    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
    有着 yǒu zhe to have; to possess
    跟着 gēn zhe to follow after; immediately afterwards
    沿着 yán zhe to go along; to follow
    More: 着* | *着 | *着*
  • Pinyin: zhāo

    English Definition: (chess) move; trick; all right!; (dialect) to add
    Example Words:
    着数 zhāo shù move (in chess, on stage, in martial arts); gambit; trick; scheme; movement; same as 招数
    失着 shī zhāo unwise move; miscalculation
    怎么着 zěn me zhāo what?; how?; how about?; whatever; also pr. [zen3 me5 zhe5]
    花着 huā zhāo variant of 花招
    棋高一着 gāo zhāo to be a step ahead of the opponent (idiom); to outsmart one's opponent
    More: 着* | *着 | *着*
  • 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
    Chinese Definition:
    ①接触,挨上:着边。上不着天,下不着地。
    ②感受,受到:着凉。着急。着忙。着风。着迷。
    ③使,派,用:别着手摸。
    ④燃烧,亦指灯发光:着火。灯着了。
    ⑤入睡:躺下就着。
    ⑥用在动词后,表示达到目的或有了结果:打着了。没见着。

    Example Words:
    着急 zháo to worry; to feel anxious; Taiwan pr. [zhao1 ji2]
    着火 zháo huǒ to ignite; to burn
    着迷 zháo to be fascinated; to be captivated
    犯不着 fàn bu zháo not worthwhile
    着凉 zháo liáng to catch cold; Taiwan pr. [zhao1 liang2]
    More: 着* | *着 | *着*
  • Pinyin: zhuó

    English Definition: to wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply
    Chinese Definition:
    ①穿(衣):穿着。穿红着绿。着装。
    ②接触,挨上:着陆。附着。不着边际。
    ③使接触别的事物,使附在别的物体上:着眼。着笔。着色。着墨。着力。着想。着意(用心)。
    ④下落,来源:着落。
    ⑤派遣:着人前来领取。
    ⑥公文用语,表示命令的口气:着即施行。

    Example Words:
    着眼 zhuó yǎn to have one's eyes on (a goal); having sth in mind; to concentrate
    着手 zhuó shǒu to put one's hand to it; to start out on a task; to set out
    着力 zhuó to put effort into sth; to try really hard
    着重 zhuó zhòng to put emphasis on; to stress
    穿着 chuān zhuó attire; clothes; dress
    More: 着* | *着 | *着*
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