作用

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

作用

  1. function; role; purpose
    這個過程什麼作用? (trad.)
    这个过程什么作用? (simp.)
    tā zài zhège guòchéng zhōng qǐ shénme zuòyòng?
    What role does it play in this process?
    枴杖作用幫助行動不便。 (trad.)
    拐杖作用帮助行动不便。 (simp.)
    guǎizhàng de zuòyòng shì bāngzhù xíngdòng bùbiàn de rén
    The purpose of walking sticks is to assist those those with mobility issues.
    空調作用製冷。 (trad.)
    空调作用制冷。 (simp.)
    kōngtiáo de zuòyòng shì zhìlěng
    The function of air conditioning is to lower the temperature.
  2. effect; action
    這個作用有點不舒服。 (trad.)
    这个作用有点不舒服。 (simp.)
    zhège yào de zuòyòng hěn qiáng, ràng wǒ yǒudiǎn bù shūfu
    (The effect of) This drug is quite strong and has made me a bit ill.
    這個技術作用可以人們生活方便。 (trad.)
    这个技术作用可以人们生活方便。 (simp.)
    zài zhège jìshù de zuòyòng xià, kěyǐ ràng rénmen shēnghuó gèng fāngbiàn
    (The effects of) This technology can make our lives more convenient.
    服食增強免疫力作用。 (trad.)
    服食增强免疫力作用。 (simp.)
    fúshí zhè yào yě yǒu zēngqiáng miǎnyìlì de zuòyòng
    Taking this drug also has the effect of strengthening immunity.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

作用

  1. to act on; to affect

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

作用 (hiragana さよう, romaji sayō)

  1. action, operation
  2. effect
  3. function

Verb[edit]

作用 + する (hiragana さようする, romaji sayō suru)

  1. act on

Conjugation[edit]