The Chinese word 坐 means “to sit” or “to take a seat”. It is a verb that is commonly used in daily conversations to describe the action of sitting down on a chair or other seating surfaces. For example, “请坐” means “please take a seat” and “坐在椅子上” means “to sit on a chair”. It can also be used in idiomatic expressions such as “坐井观天”, which means “to have a narrow view of things”.
Verb: to sit, to take (bus, train, etc.)
|我坐在椅子上||wǒ zuò zài yǐzi shàng||I am sitting on a chair|
|他坐在公园里||tā zuò zài gōngyuán lǐ||He is sitting in the park|
|她坐在桌子旁边||tā zuò zài zhuōzi pángbiān||She is sitting next to the table|
|我们可以坐在这里聊天||wǒmen kěyǐ zuò zài zhèlǐ liáotiān||We can sit here and chat|
|请坐下，我马上就来||qǐng zuòxià, wǒ mǎshàng jiù lái||Please have a seat, I’ll be right back|
|坐火车比开车慢||zuò huǒchē bǐ kāichē màn||Taking a train is slower than driving|
|她坐在车后座上||tā zuò zài chē hòuzuò shàng||She is sitting in the back seat of the car|
|孩子们喜欢坐旋转木马||háizimen xǐhuān zuò xuánzhuǎn mùmǎ||Children enjoy riding on the carousel|
坐 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.