Meaning and pronunciation of 做

Simplified/traditional character



  • to make
  • to do
  • to produce
  • to write
  • to compose
  • to act as
  • to engage in
  • to hold (a party)
  • to be
  • to become
  • to function (in some capacity)
  • to serve as
  • to be used for
  • to form (a bond or relationship)
  • to pretend
  • to feign
  • to act a part
  • to put on appearance

HSK levels


  • (rén): man
  • (gù): ancient; former; old; happening; instance; reason; cause; intentional; friend; therefore; hence; (of people) to die, dead;
  • (gǔ): ancient; old; paleo-;
  • (suī): to bump / hand

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to do; to grow; to write or compose; to pretend; to regard as; to feel; writings or works;
  • : to sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc); to bear fruit; variant of 座[zuo4];
  • : seat; base; stand; CL:個|个[ge4]; classifier for buildings, mountains and similar immovable objects;

Sentences examples with 做

  • 小姐学习怎么做衣服。
    Xiǎojiě xuéxí zěnme zuò yīfú.
  • 今天我做了三个菜。
    Jīntiān wǒ zuòle sān gè cài.
  • 你是做什么工作的?
    Nǐ shì zuò shénme gōngzuò de?
  • 我每天做作业。
    Wǒ měitiān zuò zuo yè.
  • 你是个学生做?
    Nǐ shìgè xuéshēng zuò?

Words containing 做, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (zuò): to do; to make; to produce; to write; to compose; to act as; to engage in; to hold (a party); to be; to become; to function (in some capacity); to serve as; to be used for; to form (a bond or relationship); to pretend; to feign; to act a part; to put on appearance

HSK 6 vocabulary list