左右
(zuǒyòu)

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Meaning

  1. about
  2. approximate
  3. around | left and right

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • zuǒyòu > zuo3 you4

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
不为左右袒 bù wèi zuǒ yòu tǎn to remain neutral in a quarrel (idiom)
王顾左右而言他 wáng gù zuǒ yòu ér yán tā the king looked left and right and then talked of other things/to digress from the topic of discussion (idiom)
左右逢源 zuǒ yòu féng yuán lit. to strike water right and left (idiom)/fig. to turn everything into gold/to have everything going one's way/to benefit from both sides
左右共利 zuǒ yòu gòng lì ambidextrous
左右勾拳 zuǒ yòu gōu quán left hook and right hook (boxing)/the old one-two
左右开弓 zuǒ yòu kāi gōng lit. to shoot from both sides (idiom)/fig. to display ambidexterity/to slap with one hand and then the other, in quick succession/to use both feet equally (football)
左右两难 zuǒ yòu liǎng nán dilemma/quandary/Scylla and Charybdis/between the devil and the deep blue sea (idiom)
左右手 zuǒ yòu shǒu left and right hands/(fig.) capable assistant/right-hand man
左右袒 zuǒ yòu tǎn to take sides with/to be partial to/to be biased/to favor one side

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