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English Definitionto touch; to come in contact with; to feel; to be affected by; to catch fire; to burn; (coll.) to fall asleep; (after a verb) hitting the mark; succeeding in
See alsozhāo (chess) move; trick; all right!; (dialect) to add
zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
zhuó to wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply
zhù to make known; to show; to prove; to write; book; outstanding
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄓㄠˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zoek6
Part of Speech(动) verb

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Words With Same Head Word    
着急zháojíto worry; to feel anxious
着凉zháoliángto catch cold
着迷zháomíto be fascinated; to be captivated
着地zháodìto land; to touch the ground
着忙zháomángto rush; in a hurry; to worry about being late
Words With Same Tail Word    
睡着shuìzháoto fall asleep
用得着yòng dézháoto be able to use; useable; to have a use for something; (in interrogative sentence) to be necessary to
不着bùzháono need; need not
引着yǐnzháoto ignite; to kindle
得着dézháoto obtain
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