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左右
Main
English Definitionleft and right; nearby; approximately; attendant; to control; to influence
Simplified Script左右
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinzuǒyòu
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗㄨㄛˇ ㄧㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zo2jau6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zuǒleft; the Left (politics); east; unorthodox; queer; wrong; differing; opposite; variant of ; (Chinese surname)
yòuright (-hand); the Right (politics); west (old)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
左边zuǒbianleft; the left side; to the left of
左手zuǒshǒuleft hand; left-hand side
左上zuǒshàngupper left
左下zuǒxiàlower left
左侧zuǒcèleft side
Words With Same Tail Word    
反右fǎnyòuanti-rightist; abbr. for 反右派斗争
邻右línyòuneighbor
向右xiàngyòufacing right; rightwards; to the right
极右jíyòuultraright
左至右zuǒ zhì yòuleft-to-right
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