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zhù
v. live, reside; stop, cease; (after a verb as a complement indicating) a halt or a steadiness; (after a verb as a complement, preceded by "de" or "bu", indicating) being able or unable to reach or meet a standard
Discussion of 住
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Here is how you can make sense of this character. It consists of this shape 亻 which stands for a man, plus this shape 主 which consists of a dab 丶 plus king 王. if you put the dab on the top of a king, it gives him more importance. he is now not just any king, he is a (master) in what he's doing. so now you have a man master. Where can any man be a master? of course in the house where he (LIVES) and that's the meaning of this character (住) it means to live in a certain place, in a house or in an apartment.
Salamoza
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The verb 住 can be used as a complement of result. It means “to cause someone or something to stay fast at a certain place”.
- 握住 [v] grip, hold (to hold sth firmly. That “something” is not moving at all as a result of the action 握)
- 停住 [v] stop, halt, cease (to stop and become still in a place)
lisaC
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