Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 做


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Meaning

to do, to make, to compose

Pronunciation

zuò

Explanation

Left person , right: therefore, reason 故 (If the old (man) strikes 攵 then with a reason) [to strike 攵/ = hand with a stick ]

Mnemonic

The person has a reason to do sth.

Radicals

person(This radical has several varation, i.e. a lying person , a standing , a sitting )
ancient, old, former(Originally derived from the picture of a skull, hence "old". But the idea of a burial mound is also helpful.)
rap, strike(Shows originally a hand with a whip . It is usually simplified to 攵.)

Vocabulary

做到 zuò dào to accomplish; to achieve
做法 zuò fǎ way of handling sth; method for making; work method; recipe; practice
看做 kàn zuò regard as; look upon as
叫做 jiào zuò to be called; to be known as
当做 dàng zuò to treat as; to regard as; to look upon as
做梦 zuò mèng to dream; to have a dream; fig. illusion; fantasy; pipe dream

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