The Chinese word 座 means “seat” or “base”. It is commonly used to refer to physical objects such as chairs or seats, but can also be used metaphorically to refer to a foundation or basis for something. For example, the term 城市的经济发展的底座 means the economic foundation for a city’s development. The word 座 can also be used as a measure word for large objects such as mountains or buildings.
Measure Word: for cities, buildings, mountains, etc.
|wǒmen zuò zài gōngyuán de chángbǎn shàng kàn fēngjǐng
|We sat on the park bench and enjoyed the view
|zhè zuò shān fēicháng gāo, xūyào hěn duō tǐlì cáinéng pá shàngqù
|This mountain is very high and requires a lot of physical strength to climb
|zhè zuò bówùguǎn lǐ yǒu hěn duō gǔdài wénwù hé yìshùpǐn
|This museum has many ancient artifacts and works of art
|zhè zuò qiáo liánjiē zhe liǎng gè chéngshì
|This bridge connects two cities
|zhè zuò chéngshì de yèjǐng fēicháng piàoliang, xīyǐn le hěn duō yóukè
|The night view of this city is very beautiful and attracts many tourists
|zhè zuò jiànzhú shì yóu zhùmíng jiànzhúshī shèjì de
|This building was designed by a famous architect