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left / the left side / to the left of
HSK 2
left and right / nearby / approximately / attendant / to control / to influence
HSK 4
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surname Zuo
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left / the Left (politics) / east / unorthodox / queer / wrong / differing / opposite / variant of
Zuoying or Tsoying district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
Zuoying or Tsoying district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
upper left
to turn left
lower left
left side
left hand / left-hand side
left and right hands / (fig.) capable assistant / right-hand man
to fail to meet each other / to conflict with each other / to be at odds with
Left Bank (in Paris)
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
left-wing (political)
Tsochen township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
left-leaning / progressive
left-handed
left-to-right
Zuo Zhuan or Tsochuan, Mr Zuo's Annals or Mr Zuo's commentary on 春秋, early history c. 400 BC attributed to famous blind historian Zuo Qiuming 左丘明
left-hand side
(political) left / left wing / leftist
naive, self-righteous Western liberals (neologism c. 2015)
revolver
neighbors / next-door neighbors / related work units / colleagues doing related work
Zola (name) / Émile Zola (1840-1902), French naturalist novelist
left side
Zuo Zongtang (1812-1885), Chinese administrator and military leader
glancing to left and right (idiom); to look all around
Zuoquan county in Jinzhong 晉中|晋中, Shanxi
to turn over in one's mind (idiom); to think through from different angles / to ponder
Chongzuo prefecture-level city in Guangxi
Tsochen township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
Zuo Si (3rd century), Jin dynasty writer and poet
General Tso's chicken, a deep-fried chicken dish
to be in straitened circumstances
Chongzuo prefecture-level city in Guangxi
near by
anyhow / in any event / just / only
to left justify (typography)
the left is for males, the right is for females (traditional saying)
Zuoquan county in Jinzhong 晉中|晋中, Shanxi
the League of the Left-Wing Writers, an organization of writers formed in China in 1930 / abbr. for 中國左翼作家聯盟|中国左翼作家联盟
Zuoyun county in Datong 大同, Shanxi
left-pointing arrow
Horqin Left Rear banner or Khorchin Züün Garyn Xoit khoshuu in Tongliao 通遼|通辽, Inner Mongolia
Sonid Left banner in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟, Inner Mongolia
Horqin Left Middle banner or Khorchin Züün Garyn Dund khoshuu in Tongliao 通遼|通辽, Inner Mongolia
Zuoyun county in Datong 大同, Shanxi
dilemma / quandary / Scylla and Charybdis / between the devil and the deep blue sea (idiom)
erhua variant of 左邊|左边
to turn left
New Barag left banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
flounder
left rudder
Zogang county, Tibetan: Mdzo sgang rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
to take sides with / to be partial to / to be biased / to favor one side
Zogang county, Tibetan: Mdzo sgang rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
port (side of a ship)
the king looked left and right and then talked of other things / to digress from the topic of discussion (idiom)
left forward (soccer position)
(of one's political views) to prefer left rather than right (idiom during the Cultural Revolution)
a sure thing / a certainty / copy of a contract held by a creditor
Mr Zuo's Spring and Autumn Annals, attributed to famous blind historian Zuo Qiuming 左丘明 / usually called Zuo Zhuan 左傳|左传
Mr Zuo's Spring and Autumn Annals, attributed to famous blind historian Zuo Qiuming 左丘明 / usually called Zuo Zhuan 左傳|左传
left arrow key (on keyboard)
neighbor
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)
the League of the Left-Wing Writers, an organization of writers formed in China in 1930
to delude the masses with heretical doctrines (idiom)
leftist opportunism (blamed for failures of Chinese communists from 1927) / left adventurism / cf Mao's purges following 1935 Zunyi conference 遵義會議|遵义会议
left hook and right hook (boxing) / the old one-two
dissenting religious sect (idiom); heretical school of opinion / dissident group
Bairin Left banner of Baarin Züün khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
former Ergun Left banner, now in Ergun county level city, Mongolian Ergüne xot, in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
Horqin Left Middle banner or Khorchin Züün Garyn Dund khoshuu in Tongliao 通遼|通辽, Inner Mongolia
Zuo Qiuming or Zuoqiu Ming (556-451), famous blind historian from Lu 魯國|鲁国 to whom the history Zuo Zhuan 左傳|左传 is attributed
"top of character" component in Chinese characters
to remain neutral in a quarrel (idiom)
Horqin Left Rear banner or Khorchin Züün Garyn Xoit khoshuu in Tongliao 通遼|通辽, Inner Mongolia
Bairin Left banner of Baarin Züün khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
Alxa Left Banner, Mongolian Alshaa Züün khoshuu, in Alxa League 阿拉善盟, Inner Mongolia (formerly in Gansu 1969-1979)
ambidextrous
off-key singing voice / sb who sings off-key
Tumed left banner, Mongolian Tümed züün khoshuu, in Hohhot 呼和浩特, Inner Mongolia
to take sides with / to be partial to / to be biased / to favor one side
to be assured of success (idiom)
Harqin Left Mongol autonomous county in Chaoyang 朝陽|朝阳, Liaoning
in one ear and out the other


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