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to regard as; to take (somebody) for; to do; to make
‑ist, ‑er (person); person (who does sth)
simp. and trad.
(作者)

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作者

  1. author; writer
    從來沒有想到小說作者 [MSC, trad.]
    从来没有想到小说作者 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ cónglái méiyǒu xiǎngdào tā shì nà běn xiǎoshuō de zuòzhě. [Pinyin]
    It never occurred to me that he was the author of that novel.
    作者水平有限錯漏大家指正 [MSC, trad.]
    作者水平有限错漏大家指正 [MSC, simp.]
    Zuòzhě shuǐpíng yǒuxiàn, rú yǒu cuòlòu, wàng dàjiā zhǐzhèng. [Pinyin]
    The author's ability has its limits; feedback regarding errors and omissions is welcome.

Usage notesEdit

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.

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Kanji in this term
さく
Grade: 2
しゃ
Grade: 3
on’yomi

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作者 (hiragana さくしゃ, rōmaji sakusha)

  1. the creator of a work, such as an author, writer, poet, or artist
    • 1993 November 25, Adachi, Mitsuru, “だい27 なおおも [Chapter 27: Mortals’ Desires]”, in スローステップSLOW STEP [SLOW STEP], volume 4 (fiction, in Japanese), 11th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-132523-8, page 74:
      きれいなほしぞらだね
      そうね
      あ ながぼし
      なにか ねがごとした?
      ——うん このシーンが1コマでもながつづきますようにって
      ……さくしゃおもいだね
      Kirei na hoshizora da ne
      Sō ne
      A nagareboshi
      Nani ka Negaigoto shita?
      ——Un kono shīn ga hito-koma demo nagaku tsuzukimasu yō nitte
      ……Sakusha omoi da ne
      Look at that beautiful starry sky
      It is, isn’t it?
      Ah, a shooting star
      What’d you wish for?
      ——Umm, I wish I could drag this scene forever
      ……Typical author’s wish, huh?

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