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English Definitionto put one's hand to it; to start out on a task; to set out
Simplified Script着手
Traditional Script著手
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄨㄛˊ ㄕㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zoek3sau2
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
zhuóto wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply
shǒuhand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; measure word for skill

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
着重zhuózhòngto put emphasis on; to stress
着想zhuóxiǎngto give thought (to others); to consider (other people's needs)
着眼zhuóyǎnto have one's eyes on (a goal); having something in mind; to concentrate
着陆zhuólùlanding; touchdown; to land; to touch down
着力zhuólìto put effort into something; to try really hard
Words With Same Tail Word    
握手wòshǒuto shake hands
动手dòngshǒuto set about (a task); to hit; to punch; to touch
右手yòushǒuright hand; right-hand side
左手zuǒshǒuleft hand; left-hand side
助手zhùshǒuassistant; helper
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