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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
xiě zuò
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
se2 jok3
Short definition to write
Usage frequency Very common
Chinese synonyms Chinese Gratis iconChinese tools icon (Click icons, results will appear below)
All available English definitions writingCdict iconMDBG iconAdso icon / written worksCdict iconMDBG icon / to composeMDBG icon / to writeMDBG icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: writing
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samecdic
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: to write; to compose; writing; written works
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: Compose; Write
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: writing; written works'
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Sentence examples
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(wǒ) I
(měi) each
(tiān) sky
早上(zǎoshàng) early morning
(zài) (located) at
公园(gōng yuán) park (for public recreation)
写作(xiě zuò) to write

In the morning, I write in the park.

(biébiè) another
气馁(qì něi) to be discouraged
继续(jì xù) to continue
写作(xiě zuò) to write
(ba) dumb

Keep a good heart and go on writing.

(wǒ) I
喜欢(xǐ huān) to like
阅读(yuè dú) to read
多于(duō yú) more than
写作(xiě zuò) to write

I prefer reading to writing.

T o m
写作(xiě zuò) to write
可以(kě yǐ) can
(xiàng) such as
本国人(běn guó rén) person of that country
一样(yī yàng yí yàng) identically
可是(kě shì) but
他的( tā de)
发音(fā yīn) to emit sound
(hěn) quite
(làn) messy

Tom can write almost like a native speaker, but his pronunciation is terrible.

她的( tā de)
写作(xiě zuò) to write
很好(hěn hǎo) well

Her writing is very good.

(wǒ) I
(bì) must
(xū) beard
(shuō) to scold
你的(nǐde) your
写作(xiě zuò) to write
达到了(dá dào le) to have reached
非常好的( fēi cháng hǎo de) superduper
水准(shuǐ zhǔn) level

I must say that your writing is at a pretty good level!

(tā) another
(kào) to trust
写作(xiě zuò) to write
谋生(móu shēng) to earn a living

He earns his living by writing.

作家(zuò jiā) author
(shì) is
一个(yī gè) a
写作(xiě zuò) to write
(duì) for
(tā) another
来说(lái shuō) to say
比对(bǐ duì) comparison
其他人(qí tā rén) other person
(gēng gèng gèng) still
困难的( kūn nán de) pinched
(rén) man

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

(tā) she
(jiào) to make
阅读(yuè dú) to read
(hé) with
写作(xiě zuò) to write

She teaches reading and writing.

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