Meaning and pronunciation of 住

Simplified/traditional character



  • to live
  • to dwell
  • to stay
  • to reside
  • to stop
  • (suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)

HSK levels


  • (rén): man
  • (zhǔ): owner; master; host; individual or party concerned; God; Lord; main; to indicate or signify; trump card (in card games);

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to help; to assist;
  • : (archaic) drum;
  • : pillar; CL:根[gen1];
  • : to register; to annotate; note; comment;
  • : to express good wishes; to wish; to pray; (old) wizard;
  • : to build; to construct; to ram; to hit; Taiwan pr. [zhu2];
  • : to cast or found metals;
  • : to halt; to stay; to be stationed (of troops, diplomats etc);

Sentences examples with 住

  • 我住在北京。
    Wǒ zhù zài Běijīng.
  • 你住在哪儿?我住在那儿!
    Nǐ zhù zài nǎ'er? Wǒ zhù zài nà'er!
  • 我住在北京。
    Wǒ zhù zài běijīng.
  • 我在中国住了三年。
    Wǒ zài zhōngguó zhùle sān nián.
  • 他在北京住了很多年。
    Tā zài běijīng zhùle hěnduō nián.

Words containing 住, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (zhù): to live; to dwell; to stay; to reside; to stop

HSK 6 vocabulary list