左右

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
ゆう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (サ, sa): (left) + (ユウ, yū): (right).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

左右 (hiragana さゆう, romaji sayū)

  1. left and right
    横断歩道 (おうだんほどう) (わた) (まえ)には、左右 (さゆう)確認 (かくにん)する。
    ōdanhodō o wataru mae ni wa, sayū o kakunin suru.
    Check left and right before you cross the crosswalk.
  2. both sides
  3. control
  4. influence

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

左右 + する (hiragana さゆうする, romaji sayū suru)

  1. to sway, to influence
  2. to have under one's control

Conjugation[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zuǒyòu
Zhuyin ㄗㄨㄛˇ ㄧㄡˋ
IPA (key) /t͡su̯ɔ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ i̯oʊ̯⁵¹/
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Adjective[edit]

左右 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zuǒyòu)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) about; or so; or thereabouts
    身高可能左右
    He was about three meters tall.

Noun[edit]

左右 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zuǒyòu)

  1. the left and right sides; both sides
  2. entourage; retinue; attendants

Verb[edit]

左右 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zuǒyòu)

  1. to control, to manipulate

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Adjective[edit]

左右 (traditional and simplified, POJ chó-iū)

  1. about; or so; or thereabouts

Noun[edit]

左右 (traditional and simplified, POJ chó-iū)

  1. the left and right sides; both sides
  2. entourage; retinue; attendants

Verb[edit]

左右 (traditional and simplified, POJ chó-iū)

  1. to master; to control; to influence