Meaning and pronunciation of 作

Simplified/traditional character
zuò (zuo4)


to do; to grow; to write or compose; to pretend; to regard as; to feel; writings or works;

HSK levels:

1, 3, 4, 5, 6


  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 乍 (zhà): at first; suddenly; abruptly; to spread; (of hair) to stand on end; bristling;

Characters with the same pronunciation:

Sentences examples with 作:

  • 今天我的朋友不能工作,他在医院!
    jīntiān wǒ de péngyǒu bùnéng gōngzuò, tā zài yīyuàn!
  • 请大家把作业本儿拿出来。
    Qǐng dàjiā bǎ zuòyè běn er ná chūlái.
  • 我很喜欢现在的工作。
    Wǒ hěn xǐhuān xiànzài de gōngzuò.
  • 我在医院工作。
    Wǒ zài yīyuàn gōngzuò.
  • 你是做什么工作的?
    Nǐ shì zuò shénme gōngzuò de?

Words containing 作, by HSK level:

HSK 1 word list

  • (gōngzuò) : job; work; construction; task; CL:个[ge4] ,份[fen4] ,项[xiang4]

HSK 3 word list

  • (zuòyè) : school assignment; homework; work; task; operation; to operate; CL:个

HSK 4 word list

  • (dòngzuò) : movement; motion; action; CL:个
  • (zuòjiā) : author; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4];
  • (zuòyòng) : to act on; to affect; action; function; activity; impact; result; effect; purpose; intent; to play a role; corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization; CL:个
  • (zuòzhě) : writer; author; CL:个

HSK 5 word list

  • (hézuò) : to cooperate; to collaborate; to work together; cooperation; CL:个
  • (xiězuò) : writing; written works
  • (zhìzuò) : to make; to manufacture
  • (zuòpǐn) : work (of art); opus; CL:部[bu4] ,篇[pian1]
  • (zuòwéi) : one's conduct; deed; activity; accomplishment; achievement; to act as; as (in the capacity of); qua; to view as; to look upon (sth as); to take sth to be
  • (zuòwén) : to write an essay; composition (student essay); CL:篇[pian1]

HSK 6 word list

  • (cāozuò) : to work; to operate; to manipulate
  • (chuàngzuò) : to create; to produce; to write; creative work; creation; CL:个
  • (zhùzuò) : to write; literary work; book; article; writings; CL:部[bu4]
  • (zuòbì) : to practice fraud; to cheat; to engage in corrupt practices
  • (zuòfèi) : to become invalid; to cancel; to delete; to nullify
  • (zuòfēng) : style of work; way; style
  • (zuòxī) : work and rest

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