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English Definitionseat
Simplified Script座位
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗㄨㄛˋ ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zo6wai2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zuòseat; base; stand; measure word for buildings, mountains and similar immovable objects
wèiposition; location; place; seat; measure word for people (honorific); measure word for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
座谈zuòtánto have an informal discussion
座右铭zuò yòu míngmotto; maxim
座儿zuòrrickshaw seat (Beijing dialect); patron (of teahouse, cinema); passenger (in taxi, rickshaw etc)
座子zuòzipedestal; plinth; saddle
座席zuòxíseat (at banquet); by ext. guest of honor
Words With Same Tail Word    
单位dānwèiunit (of measure); unit (group of people as a whole); work unit (place of employment, esp. in the PRC prior to economic reform)
地位dìwèiposition; status; place
各位gèwèieverybody; all (guests, colleagues etc); all of you
岗位gǎngwèia post; a job
学位xuéwèiacademic degree; place in school
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