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The Chinese word zuo - 座 - zuò
(seat in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

zuò

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English translations

seat, base, quantifier (for buildings, bells, mountains),
place, stand, pedestal

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 座 ( 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: seat )
The traditional Chinese characters of zuò are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 座 ( 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).

Na shulin zhong you yi zuo fangzi.
Nà shùlín zhōng yŏu yī zuò fángzi.

 – English translation: There is a house in the middle of this copse.

Character complexity
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is composed of 10 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.)

to sit  |  cockpit
座 ( zuo / zuò ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 750)
Chinese example words containing the character 座 ( zuo / zuò )
安全座椅 ( ānquánzuòyĭ = safety seat ), 插座 ( chāzuò = socket ), 软座 ( ruănzuò = soft seat ), 星座 ( xīngzuò = constellation ), 硬座 ( yìngzuò = hard seat ), 座机 ( zuòjī = landline ), 座位 ( zuòwèi = seat )
Other characters that are pronounced zuò in Chinese
More words that mean seat in Chinese
wèizhì ( 位置 ), ( 席 ), zuòwèi ( 座位 )
More words that mean base in Chinese
bēibĭ ( 卑鄙 ), tāi ( 胎 )

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