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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *坐* | 坐* | *坐
surname Zuo
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *坐* | 坐* | *坐
to sit / to take a seat / to take (a bus, airplane etc) / to bear fruit / variant of
HSK 1
to be situated / to be located (of a building)
coordinate (geometry)
to ride (in a vehicle)
HSK 4
coordinate system (geometry)
saddle horse / mount
(of a commanding officer) to keep watch / to oversee
to take the car, bus, train etc
cushion / (motorbike) seat / CL: 塊|块
rectangular coordinates
to sit down
horizontal coordinate / abscissa
to be imprisoned
vertical coordinate / ordinate
seat (at a banquet) / to attend a banquet
to sit quietly / to meditate / to stage a sit-in
to take an elevator
sit-up (physical exercise)
to enjoy sth without lifting a finger
recoil (of a gun) / backlash
to sit in meditation / to meditate
polar coordinates (math.)
to sit in a circle / seated around (a narrator)
pedestal type WC
to sit upright
to sit on the ground or the floor (idiom)
ischium
system of polar coordinates
coordinate space
sciatic nerve
lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom) / restless / fidgety
method of coordinates (geometry)
to sit in meditation / to meditate
recoil (of a gun) / backlash / reactive force
to be on an equal footing
lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-minded
to work office hours / on duty
sciatica
seated image (of a Buddha or saint)
lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite storms (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation / a cool head in a crisis
to sit and wait for death (idiom); resigned to one's fate
to treat as guilty those associated with an offender (family, neighbors etc)
to work as a hostess in a bar or KTV
to sit upright and still (idiom)
to bear fruit
seating toilet
to be seated
to reap where one has not sown (idiom)
to sit and watch, but remain indifferent (idiom)
lit. as if sitting on pins and needles / fig. to be in an uncomfortable situation
sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight / watch in safety whilst others fight then reap the rewards when both sides are exhausted (idiom)
to sit properly / to sit up straight
to give up one's seat / to be seated
Chinese drum-shaped stool
to sit around / to sit idly
to hold an inconsequential job / to receive a cold reception / to be kept waiting for an assignment or audience / to be out in the cold / to be sidelined / to warm the bench / to cool one's heels
to sit together
to sit and pontificate; to find answers through theory and not through practice (idiom)
to be embarrassed / to be put in a difficult situation
variant of 座駕|座驾
bar girl / professional escort
akathisia (condition of restlessness, a side-effect of neuroleptic antipsychotic drug) / unable to sit still / hyperactivity / restlessness
to die in a seated posture (Buddhism)
benefit from others' dispute (idiom)
to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance
to sit astride / to ride
to be restless
unable to sit or stand still (out of nervousness etc) (idiom)
to sit still and do nothing / to sit tight
sit-in protest
I am who I am (and I'm not ashamed) / fig. to be proud of one's name and stand by one's actions
to sit silently
recoilless rifle
to let sth slip by / to miss an opportunity
tradesman / shopkeeper
soft seat (= first class in PRC trains)
(Buddhism) to sit in contemplation
to sentence the accuser (and free the falsely accused defendant)
the whole audience silent with expectation
lit. don't sit under the eaves (where tiles may fall from the roof) (idiom); fig. keep out of danger
to sit and await success or failure (idiom); to wait to see the outcome of a fight before taking sides / to sit on the fence
inside informer / mole / plant
guilt by association
to convalesce for a month following childbirth, following a special diet, and observing various taboos to protect the body from exposure to the "wind"
to do a parachute jump
lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite wind and storm (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation / a cool head in a crisis
suppository
toilet seat
to travel by / to ride on
vegetative existence / to consume passively without doing anything useful
to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance
seat / chair
lit. a wealthy person does not sit under the eaves (idiom); fig. a rich man does not expose himself to danger
sit-in strike
to turn a blind eye to
to sit in the lotus position
sit-in protest demonstration

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