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English Definitioneffective; to have impact
Simplified Script有作用
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinyǒu zuòyòng
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄡˇ ㄗㄨㄛˋ ㄧㄨㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jau5 zok3jung6
Word Decomposition
yǒuto have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
作用zuòyòngto act on; to affect; action; function; activity; impact; result; effect; purpose; intent; to play a role; corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
有些yǒuxiēsome; somewhat
有名yǒumíngfamous; well-known
有的yǒude(there are) some (who are...); some (exist)
有意思yǒu yìsiinteresting; meaningful; enjoyable; fun
有时候yǒu shíhousometimes
Words With Same Tail Word    
副作用fù zuòyòngside effect
反作用fǎn zuòyòngopposite reaction
弱作用ruò zuòyòngweak interaction
强作用qiáng zuòyòngstrong interaction (governing hadrons in nuclear physics)
双作用shuāng zuòyòngdifunctional
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