作家

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Chinese[edit]

 
to regard as; to take (somebody) for; to do; to make
 
home; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools
simp. and trad.
(作家)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3 1/1
Initial () (13) (13) (13) (28)
Final () (23) (94) (103) (98)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open Open
Division () I I I II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡suoH/ /t͡sɑH/ /t͡sɑk̚/ /kˠa/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡suoH/ /t͡sɑH/ /t͡sɑk̚/ /kᵚa/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡soH/ /t͡sɑH/ /t͡sɑk̚/ /ka/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sɔH/ /t͡saH/ /t͡sak̚/ /kaɨ/
Li
Rong
/t͡soH/ /t͡sɑH/ /t͡sɑk̚/ /ka/
Wang
Li
/t͡suH/ /t͡sɑH/ /t͡sɑk̚/ /ka/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡suoH/ /t͡sɑH/ /t͡sɑk̚/ /ka/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zuò zuo jiā

Noun[edit]

作家

  1. author; writer
    喜歡作家沒有之一 [MSC, trad.]
    喜欢作家没有之一 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā shì wǒ zuì xǐhuān de zuòjiā, méiyǒu zhīyī. [Pinyin]
    She is my number-one favourite author.
  2. connoisseur

Usage notes[edit]

While writer and author can both be translated as 作家 (zuòjiā) or 作者 (zuòzhě) depending on the context, the former term can only refer to a writer who is relatively well-established, while the latter term can refer to any person who writes a text. 著者 (zhùzhě) shares the same meaning as 作者 (zuòzhě). 筆者笔者 (bǐzhě) is usually used self-reflexively.

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

作家

  1. to do housework
  2. be frugal

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さく > さっ
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

作家 (hiragana さっか, rōmaji sakka)

  1. writer
  2. artist, potter

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2000, Jonathan Bunt, Gillian Hall, The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, First Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198601972

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

作家 (jakga) (hangeul 작가)

  1. Hanja form? of 작가, “artist; writer”.