particle indicating the successful result of a verb; to touch; to come in contact with; to feel; to be affected by; to catch fire; to fall asleep; to burn; particle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like ‑ing ending; to make known; to show; to prove; to write; book; outstanding; to wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply; catch; receive; suffer
|‑ist, ‑er (person); person (who does sth)|
|simp. and trad.
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.
- 作者 (zuòzhě)
|Kanji in this term|
- 筆者 (hissha)
- 作家 (sakka)
|Hanja in this term|