zuò to do; to grow; to write or compose

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, zhà at first; suddenly; abruptly ]
Made with 7 strokes.
Person with original phonetic component for 'zuo' meaning stitching cloth together hence 'work' in general, modern seconfd part means 'suddenly',

Related characters


Also uses rén component: bǐng (both) chàng (to initiate) dài (replace) dàn (but) dǎo (fall) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fèn (portion) gōng (to provide) gū (estimate) hé (what) hòu (wait) hóu (nobleman) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) jiàn (healthy) liǎng (pair) mén (s) nǐ (you) rén (humane) shén (what) tā (he) wèi (position) xiān (immortal) xìn (letter) yè (night) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yōu (distant) zhí (value) zhù (to live) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to make)
Also uses zhà component: dìng (how) xué (narrow) zhà (to explode) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

zuò (seat) zuò (sit) zuò (to make)

Different tone

zuó (previous) zuǒ (left)

< Previous zuò Next zuò >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 作
Stroke order for character 作, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

焦作 Jiaozuo, Henan

Proverbs

天作之合 tiān zuò zhī hé Blissful affection
小题大作 xiǎo tí dà zuò Procrastination and exaggeration
作法自毙 zuò fǎ zì bì To fall foul of rules of your own making.
再作冯妇 zài zuò féng fù Returning to old ways and habits. Feng Fu was a renowned tiger hunter from the state of Jin in the Zhou dynasty. After a successful career he vowed never to hurt another living thing. However when he chanced upon a local hunt for a vicious tiger he could not resist temptation to go back to old ways and killed the tiger single handed.
一鼓作气 yī gǔ zuò qì A sudden burst of energy. Easily stimulated into action.