Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 左


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Meaning

left, unorthodox

Pronunciation

zuǒ

Explanation

Left: hand /, right: build, work (image of a carpenter's square)

Mnemonic

The hand that assists, (=supports with the carpenter's square) is the left.

Radicals

left
work, to build
hand

Vocabulary

左手 zuǒ shǒu left hand; left-hand side
向左 xiàng zuǒ facing left; leftwards; to the left
左边 zuǒ bian left; the left side; to the left of
左右 zuǒ yòu left and right; approximately; attendant; to control; to influence
左舷 zuǒ xián port (side of a ship)

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