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See also zuō, zuó, zuǒ, and zuò

Mandarin

Verb

zuo (Pinyin zuò, simplified )

  1. make
  2. do
  3. be, become
    ta xiang zuo kuaijishi. "She/he wants to be an accountant."

Pinyin syllable

zuo

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, zuō, zuó, zuǒ, or zuò.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old High German

Etymology

West Germanic *to, whence also Old English

Preposition

zuo

  1. to

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