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Stroke order
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Han character

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人人尸 (OOS), four-corner 28211, composition)

  1. make
  2. work
  3. compose, write
  4. act, perform

References

  • KangXi: page 99, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 518
  • Dae Jaweon: page 210, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 134, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+4F5C

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale jok3)


Japanese

Noun

(さく, saku)

  1. a work, a production
  2. a crop, a harvest

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Related terms


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul , , revised jak, ju, McCune-Reischauer chak, chu)


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin zuō (zuo1), zuó (zuo2), zuò (zuo4), Wade-Giles tso1, tso2, tso4)


Vietnamese

Han character

(tác, tố)

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