"作" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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Decomp. 亻乍
Mandarin zuò; zuō
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Pinyin zuo4; zuo1
Kanji /
Sijiao 2821.1
CNS 11643 1-4922
Encodages (hexa)
Unicode U+4F5C
GB2312 D7F7
BIG5 A740
Results for 作
 zuò to do / to grow / to write or compose / to pretend / to regard as / to feel / writings or works
 zuō worker / workshop / (slang) troublesome / high-maintenance (person)
Results beginning with 作
 zuò zhě author / writer / CL:個|个[ge4]
 zuò pǐn work (of art) / opus / CL:部[bu4],篇[pian1]
 zuò wéi one's conduct / deed / activity / accomplishment / achievement / to act as / as (in the capacity of) / qua / to view as / to look upon (sth as) / to take sth to be
 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 / CL:個|个[ge4]
 zuò jiā author / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
 zuò chū to put out / to come up with / to make (a choice, decision, proposal, response, comment etc) / to issue (a permit, statement, explanation, apology, reassurance to the public etc) / to draw (conclusion) / to deliver (speech, judgment) / to devise (explanation) / to extract
 zuò yè school assignment / homework / work / task / operation / CL:個|个[ge4] / to operate
 zuò zhàn combat / to fight
 zuò wén to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:篇[pian1]
 zuò fēng style / style of work / way
 zuò bì to practice fraud / to cheat / to engage in corrupt practices
 zuò qǔ to compose (music)
 zuò àn to commit a crime
 zuò wù crop
 zuò kè to live somewhere as a visitor / to stay with sb as a guest / to sojourn
 zuò fǎ course of action / method of doing sth / practice / modus operandi
 zuò duì to set oneself against / to oppose / to make a pair
 zuò zhèng to bear witness / to testify
 zuò zhǔ to decide / to make decisions / to take responsibility (for deciding) / to be in charge / to give sb justice
 zuō fang workshop (of artisan)
 zuò yī to bow with hands held in front
 zuò xī to work and rest
 zuò fèi to become invalid / to cancel / to delete / to nullify
 zuò dá to answer / to respond
 zuò guài (of a ghost) to make strange things happen / to act up / to act behind the scenes / to make mischief / odd / to misbehave (euphemism for having sex)
 zuò huà to paint
 zuò bà to drop (subject etc)
 zuò suì haunted / to haunt / to cause mischief
 zuò xiù to show off (loanword, from English "show") / to grandstand / to perform in a stage show
 zuò shì to adopt an attitude / to strike a posture
 zuò tòng to ache
 zuò è to do evil
 zuò ài to make love
 zuò lè to make merry
 zuò bàn to accompany / to keep sb company
 zuò jiǎ to counterfeit / to falsify / to cheat / to defraud / fraudulent / to behave affectedly
 zuò nòng to tease / to play tricks on
 zuò luàn to start a rebellion / to rise in revolt
 zuò ǒu to feel sick / to feel nauseous / to feel disgusted
 zuò bié to take one's leave / to bid farewell
 zuò niè to sin
 zuó liao condiments / seasoning
 zuò gǔ to die / to pass away
 zuò pài see 做派[zuo4 pai4]
 zuò dōng to host (a dinner) / to treat / to pick up the check
 zuò sè to show signs of anger / to flush with annoyance
 zuò sǐ to court disaster / also pr. [zuo1 si3]
 zuò bǎo to act as surety for sb / to be sb's guarantor / to stand bail for sb
 zuò chuò now working, now stopping
 zuò hé to make a match / to get married
 zuò jiàn to ill-use / to humiliate / to degrade / to ruin / also pr. [zuo2 jian4]
 zuò jiǎn to make a cocoon
 zuò jiàn workpiece
 zuò mǎ trestle / carpenter's frame
 zuò rén to conduct oneself / same as 做人
 zuò shì to pledge
 zuò shǒu writer / expert
寿 zuò shòu variant of 做壽|做寿[zuo4 shou4]
 zuò shù valid / counting (as valid)
 zuò tài to put on an attitude / to pose
 zuò xià to do / to make (usually bad connotation)
 zuò xīng maybe / possibly / there is reason to believe
 zuò zéi to be a thief
 zuò zhǔn to recognize / to acknowledge (as valid)
 zuò qǔ jiā composer / songwriter
 zuò yòng lì effort / active force / applied force
 zuò bǐ jì to take notes
  combat boots
  battle dress uniform
  working chart
 zuò gǔ rén to die / to pass away
 zuò hēng shēng snort
 zuò jiāo yì to deal / to transact
 zuò qǔ zhě composer / song writer
 zuò zhàn bù Operations
 zuò zhàn qū combat zone
 zuò zhě quán copyright
  operational plan / operation plan
 zuò xī shí jiān daily schedule / daily routine
 zuò jiǎn zì fù to spin a cocoon around oneself (idiom) / enmeshed in a trap of one's own devising / hoist by his own petard
 zuò jiān fàn kē to flout the law
 zuò wēi zuò fú tyrannical abuse (idiom) / riding roughshod over people
  operating base
  combat warhead
  combat supplies
  operational planning
  Operations Officer
  crop yield
  crop monitoring
  live mine
  combat zone
  operational area / scene of operations
  operational map
  operational control
  battle space
  operations staff officer
  field record
  external crop marketing
  general concept of operations / concept of operations
  authentic text
 zuò chū ràng bù to make a concession / to compromise
 zuò fēng zhèng pài to be honest and upright / to have moral integrity
 zuò hǎo zhǔn bèi to prepare / to make adequate preparation
 zuò wù chǎn chú crop eradication
 zuò wù lèi xíng crop pattern
 zuò wù nián duó crop year
 zuò wù qiàn shōu crop failure
 zuò wù shēng chǎn crop production
 zuò wù sǔn hài crop damage
 zuò wù tì dài crop replacement
 zuò xùn zhǔ rèn Chief Operations Officer
 zuò yè fāng shì method of operation
 zuò yè huán jìng operating environment
 zuò yè qū yù field of operations
 zuò yè shěn jì operational audit
 zuò yè xì tǒng operating system
 zuò yòng guāng pǔ action spectrum
 zuò yòng lǐ lùn interactive theory
 zuò zhàn diàn tái combat net radio
 zuò zhàn fāng àn course of action
 zuò zhàn kǒu liáng combat ration / field ration / composite ration
 zuò zhàn shè bèi warlike equipment
 zuò zhàn shī zōng see 作戰失蹤人員|作战失踪人员[zuo4 zhan4 shi1 zong1 ren2 yuan2]
 zuò zhàn wèi xīng killer satellite / hunter-killer satellite;
 zuò zhàn wù zī warlike materials
 zuò zhàn zhuàng tài operational footing
 zuò zhě bù xiáng anonymous author
 zuò zhèng néng lì competence
 zuò zhě wèi xiáng anonymous author
 zuò wù bìng chóng hài pest
 zuò wù shēng tài xué crop ecology
 zuò xī shí jiān biǎo daily schedule / work schedule
 zuò zhàn zhǐ huī shì operations room / OPS room
 zuò zhàn zhí shēng jī combat helicopter
  crop production technology
  Crop Moisture Index
  Operations Control Centre
  drought preparedness
  crop biotechnology
 zuò zhàn shī zōng rén yuán missing in action (MIA) (military)
  crop year price
  crop-livestock system
  intensified operational use factor / intensified operational conditions factor
  matériel management centre
  matériel management system / asset management system
  planning for incidents
  Writers for Peace Committee
  Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace
  Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission
 gōng zuò to work / (of a machine) to operate / job / work / task / CL:個|个[ge4],份[fen4],項|项[xiang4]
 cāo zuò to work / to operate / to manipulate
 hé zuò to cooperate / to collaborate / to work together / cooperation / CL:個|个[ge4]
 zhì zuò to make / to manufacture
 dòng zuò movement / motion / action / CL:個|个[ge4]
 chuàng zuò to create / to produce / to write / creative work / creation / CL:個|个[ge4]
 yùn zuò to operate / operations / workings / activities (usu. of an organization) / thread (computing)
 xiě zuò to write / to compose / writing / written works
 dàng zuò to treat as / to regard as
 dà zuò your work (book, musical composition etc) (honorific) / to erupt / to begin abruptly
 xié zuò cooperation / coordination
 fā zuò to flare up / to break out
 zhù zuò literary work / writings / to write
 zhù zuò to write / literary work / book / article / writings / CL:部[bu4]
 chǎo zuò to hype / to promote (in the media)
 kàn zuò to look upon as / to regard as
 huà zuò to change into / to turn into / to become
 yòng zuò to use for the purpose of / to serve as
 kě zuò can be used for
 chēng zuò to be called / to be known as
 zhuāng zuò to pretend / to feign / to act a part
 gù zuò to pretend / to feign
 jié zuò masterpiece
 lì zuò to put effort into (work, farming, writing etc) / a masterpiece
 jiā zuò masterpiece / fine piece of writing
 yuán zuò original works / original text / original author
 jiào zuò to call / to be called
 zhèn zuò to bestir oneself / to pull oneself together / to cheer up / to uplift / to stimulate
 zuò zuo affected / artificial
 zì zuò to act for oneself / to view oneself (as clever, virtuous, attractive)
 míng zuò masterpiece / famous work
 shì zuò to regard as / to treat as
 láo zuò work / manual labor
 gēng zuò farming
 huà zuò painting / picture
 jiàn zuò interplanting
 lu:è zuò to be abbreviated to / (followed by a verb) slightly
 liú zuò to set aside for / to keep as
 huàn zuò to be called / to be known as
 yí zuò posthumous work
 xì zuò police spy / secret agent
 zhuō zuò my unworthy manuscript (humble expr.) / my humble writing
 rèn zuò to regard as / to view / to consider sth as / to treat as
 yì zuò also written as
 lún zuò rotation of crops (to preserve fertility of soil)
 lián zuò continuous cropping
 biàn zuò to change into / to turn into / to become
 bǐ zuò to liken to / to compare to
 dān zuò mono-cropping
 dào zuò rice cultivation
 dìng zuò to have sth made to order
 fān zuò to compose / to write words to a tune
 hùn zuò mixed cropping (i.e. growing two crops together)
 Jiāo zuò Jiaozuo prefecture-level city in Henan
 jiǎ zuò to feign / to pretend
 jì zuò to denote / denoted by / written
 lǒng zuò ridge cultivation / ridging
 nǐ zuò to write in the style of some author / to write as if from the mouth of sb / a pastiche
 shí zuò masonry workshop
 shì zuò to attempt / test run
 shuāng zuò double cropping
 tào zuò intercropping / growing several crops together
 wǔ zuò coroner (old)
 wù zuò to consider erroneously / incorrectly attributed to sb
 xù zuò sequel
 gōng zuò shì studio / workshop
 gōng zuò zhě worker
 gōng zuò rì workday / working day / weekday
 zhù zuò quán copyright
 gōng zuò zhàn (computer) workstation
 dòng zuò piàn action movie / CL:部[bu4]
 gōng zuò zǔ work team / working group / task force
 fù zuò yòng side effect
 dài biǎo zuò representative work (of an author or artist)
 è zuò jù mischief / mischievous / practical joke / prank
 gōng zuò liàng workload / volume of work
 nóng zuò wù (farm) crops
 hé zuò shè cooperative / workers' or agricultural producers' cooperative etc
 gōng zuò fú work clothes
 cāo zuò yuán operator
 gōng zuò tái workbench / work station
 chǔ nu:3 zuò first publication / maiden work
 hé zuò zhě co-worker / collaborator / also collaborator with the enemy
 chuàng zuò zhě originator / creator / author (of some project) / inventor
 zhì zuò zhě producer / maker / creator
 gōng zuò liú workflow
 gōng zuò kuáng workaholic
 jù zuò jiā playwright
 bù hé zuò noncooperation
 gōng zuò duì a working group / a task force
 gōng zuò miàn workface / a working surface
 fǎn zuò yòng opposite reaction
 chéng míng zuò work that makes one's name
 cāo zuò tái operating desk / control panel / console
 Zhāng Zuò lín Zhang Zuolin (c. 1873-1928), warlord of Manchuria 1916-1928
 Zhōu Zuò rén Zhou Zuoren (1885-1967), brother of Lu Xun 魯迅|鲁迅, academic in Japanese and Greek studies, briefly imprisoned after the war as Japanese collaborator, persecuted and died of unknown causes during the Cultural Revolution
 Fù Zuò yì Fu Zuoyi (1895-1974), Guomindang general, subsequently PRC top general and politician
 chuàng zuò lì originality
 hé zuò huà collectivization (in Marxist theory)
 bù zuò wéi nonfeasance / omission (law)
  cooperative (adj.)
  cooperative (adj.)
 cāo zuò zhě operator
 gōng zuò biǎo worksheet
 gōng zuò duàn live section / active section
 gōng zuò liè taskbar (computing) (Tw)
 gōng zuò páo work gown
 gōng zuò tú working map
 hé zuò fāng (business) partner
 Hé zuò shì Hezuo county level city in Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture 甘南藏族自治州[Gan1 nan2 Zang4 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Gansu
 jiǎ dòng zuò fake move or pass (sports) / feint
 Jiāo zuò shì Jiaozuo prefecture-level city in Henan
 màn dòng zuò slow motion
 qiáng zuò yòng strong interaction (governing hadrons in nuclear physics)
 ruò zuò yòng weak interaction (physics)
使 shǐ zuò ǒu to sicken
 Wú Zuò dòng Goh Chok Tong (1941-), Singapore businessman and politician, prime minister 1990-2004
 wú zuò zuo unaffected (i.e. behaving naturally)
 xiǎo dòng zuò bad habit (e.g. nose-picking) / petty maneuver / dirty trick / gamesmanship
 xìng gōng zuò employment as sex worker / prostitution
 yǒu zuò yòng effective / to have impact
 yuán zuò bǎn Urtext edition
 zhì zuò shāng maker / manufacturer
 zuò gōng zuò to do one's work / to work on sb / to try to persuade sb
 cāo zuò xì tǒng operating system
 gōng zuò rén yuán staff member
 hé zuò huǒ bàn cooperative partner
 gōng zuò huì yì workshop
 gōng zuò bào gào working report / operating report
 jīng jì hé zuò economic co-operation
 wén xué zuò pǐn literature / writing / CL:部[bu4]
 hé zuò xié yì cooperation agreement
 rì cháng gōng zuò routine
  hearts and minds campaign
 suǒ zuò suǒ wéi one's conduct and deeds
 xiāng hù zuò yòng to interact / interaction / interplay
 guó jì hé zuò international cooperation
 cāo zuò fāng fǎ method of operation
 nòng xū zuò jiǎ to practice fraud (idiom) / by trickery
 cāo zuò guī chéng operating rules / work regulations
 gōng zuò liú chéng workflow
  programme of work
 yǐ shēn zuò zé to set an example (idiom) / to serve as a model
 zhuāng mó zuò yàng to put on an act (idiom) / to show affectation / to indulge in histrionics
 shè huì gōng zuò social work
 shǐ zuò yǒng zhě lit. the first person to bury funerary dolls (idiom) / fig. the originator of an evil practice
 yī gǔ zuò qì in a spurt of energy
 jīng jì zuò wù cash crop (economics)
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