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The Chinese word zuo - 做 - zuò
(to make in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

zuò

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English translations

to make, to produce, to do , to work,
to become

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 做 ( zuò ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( zuo / zuò ) with pronunciation (English translation: to make )
The traditional Chinese characters of zuò are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 做 ( zuo / zuò ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni jin wan zuo shenme?
Nĭ jīn wăn zuò shénme?

 – English translation: What are you doing tonight?

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Character complexity
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is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

a method of work  |  to decide
做 ( zuo / zuò ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 248)
Chinese example words containing the character 做 ( zuo / zuò )
叫做 ( jiàozuò = to be called ), 做生意 ( zuò shēngyì = to do business ), 做爱 ( zuòài = to make love )
Other characters that are pronounced zuò in Chinese
More words that mean to make in Chinese
zào ( 造 ), zhì ( 制 )
More words that mean to produce in Chinese
chăn ( 产 ), shēngchăn ( 生产 )

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