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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
left side
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surname Zuo
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left / the Left (politics) / east / unorthodox / queer / wrong / differing / opposite / variant of
to turn left
left hand / left-hand side
Chongzuo prefecture-level city in Guangxi
to left justify (typography)
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 side
Chongzuo prefecture-level city in Guangxi
Zuoquan county in Jinzhong 晉中|晋中, Shanxi
left-to-right
Left Bank (in Paris)
Alxa Left Banner, Mongolian Alshaa Züün khoshuu, in Alxa League 阿拉善盟, Inner Mongolia (formerly in Gansu 1969-1979)
Zuoyun county in Datong 大同, Shanxi
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-leaning / progressive
left-wing (political)
to fail to meet each other / to conflict with each other / to be at odds with
left-handed
dissenting religious sect (idiom); heretical school of opinion / dissident group
neighbors / next-door neighbors / related work units / colleagues doing related work
Bairin Left banner of Baarin Züün khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
glancing to left and right (idiom); to look all around
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)
Bairin Left banner of Baarin Züün khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
Zuoquan county in Jinzhong 晉中|晋中, Shanxi
left-pointing arrow
to turn over in one's mind (idiom); to think through from different angles / to ponder
left-hand side
revolver
(political) left / left wing / leftist
Tumed left banner, Mongolian Tümed züün khoshuu, in Hohhot 呼和浩特, Inner Mongolia
Tsochen township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
the left is for males, the right is for females (traditional saying)
Horqin Left Rear banner or Khorchin Züün Garyn Xoit khoshuu in Tongliao 通遼|通辽, Inner Mongolia
New Barag left banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
Tsochen township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
Horqin Left Rear banner or Khorchin Züün Garyn Xoit khoshuu in Tongliao 通遼|通辽, Inner Mongolia
Zuoyun county in Datong 大同, Shanxi
Zogang county, Tibetan: Mdzo sgang rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
flounder
Horqin Left Middle banner or Khorchin Züün Garyn Dund 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
Zola (name) / Émile Zola (1840-1902), French naturalist novelist
the League of the Left-Wing Writers, an organization of writers formed in China in 1930
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
Zuo Si (3rd century), Jin dynasty writer and poet
neighbor
Harqin Left Mongol autonomous county in Chaoyang 朝陽|朝阳, Liaoning
upper left
Zuoying or Tsoying district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
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
to be in straitened circumstances
left arrow key (on keyboard)
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
Zogang county, Tibetan: Mdzo sgang rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
lower left
to turn left
left forward (soccer position)
dilemma / quandary / Scylla and Charybdis / between the devil and the deep blue sea (idiom)
near by
naive, self-righteous Western liberals (neologism c. 2015)
erhua variant of 左邊|左边
Zuoying or Tsoying district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
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
port (side of a ship)
(of one's political views) to prefer left rather than right (idiom during the Cultural Revolution)
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
to take sides with / to be partial to / to be biased / to favor one side
off-key singing voice / sb who sings off-key
to take sides with / to be partial to / to be biased / to favor one side
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
anyhow / in any event / just / only
to delude the masses with heretical doctrines (idiom)
left hook and right hook (boxing) / the old one-two
"top of character" component in Chinese characters
in one ear and out the other
to be assured of success (idiom)
a sure thing / a certainty / copy of a contract held by a creditor
ambidextrous
Zuo Zongtang (1812-1885), Chinese administrator and military leader
to remain neutral in a quarrel (idiom)
General Tso's chicken, a deep-fried chicken dish
the king looked left and right and then talked of other things / to digress from the topic of discussion (idiom)
left and right hands / (fig.) capable assistant / right-hand man
left rudder


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