Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

zuò zuō

  1. zuò verb to do
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Kroll '作' 4; Unihan '作')
  2. zuò verb to act as / to serve as
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 作 is synonymous with 当作 in this sense (Kroll '作' 4; Unihan '作').
  3. zuò verb to start
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '作' 2)
  4. zuò noun a writing / a work
    Domain: Art 艺术
    Notes: (Unihan '作')
  5. zuò verb to dress as / to be disguised as
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Clothing 服装
  6. zuō verb to create / to make
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Kroll '作' 3; Unihan '作')
  7. zuō verb a workshop
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 作 is synonymous with 作坊 or 工场 in this sense.
  8. zuō verb to write / to compose
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 作 is synonymous with 写作 or 创作 in this sense (Kroll '作' 3a; Unihan '作').
  9. zuò verb to rise
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 作 is synonymous with 起 in this sense. Etymology: 作:起也。(Kroll '作' 1; Shuo Wen)
  10. zuò verb to be aroused
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '作' 1a)
  11. zuò noun activity / action / undertaking
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: FGS translation standard: Activity (Kroll '作' 4a).
  12. zuò verb to regard as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '作' 5).

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Bamboo Annals 《竹書紀年》 魏紀 Records of the Wei 178
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十九 張衡列傳 Volume 59: Biography of Zhang Heng 157
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十八 趙一 Chapter 18: Zhao I 155
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十一 趙四 Chapter 21: Zhao IV 151
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷七 Scroll 7 143
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《太史公自序》 Autobiographical Afterword of the Grand Historian 143
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十八 Scroll 18 138
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷五 秦三 Chapter 5: Qin III 135
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十五 Scroll 45 133
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷六 秦四 Chapter 6: Qin IV 133

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
文本作 文本作 延文本作暮 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧谷風之什‧小明 Minor odes of the kingdom - Gu Feng Zhi Shen - Xiao Ming 7
天作 天作 天作之合 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧大明 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Da Ming 5
作诵 作誦 家父作誦 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧節南山 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Jie Nan Shan 3
作歌 作歌 君子作歌 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧谷風之什‧四月 Minor odes of the kingdom - Gu Feng Zhi Shen - Si Yue 3
雅作 雅作 而變風變雅作矣 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 2
作乂 作乂 萬邦作乂 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 益稷 Yu Shu - Yi and Ji 2
君子作 君子作 君子作之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧巧言 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Qiao Yan 2
作弃 作棄 作弃 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧民勞 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Min Lu 2
德作 德作 世德作求 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧下武 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Xia Wu 2
作恺悌 作愷悌 延文本作愷悌 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧甫田之什‧青蠅 Minor odes of the kingdom - Fu Tian Zhi Shen - Qing Ying 2