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ChineseEdit

 
to regard as; to take (somebody) for; to do; to make
to use
simp. and trad.
(作用)
anagram 用作

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

作用

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

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

作用

  1. to act on; to affect

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (作用):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

NounEdit

作用 ‎(hiragana さよう, romaji sayō)

  1. action, operation
  2. effect
  3. function

VerbEdit

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

  1. act on

ConjugationEdit