咗 (radical 30 口+5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 口大一 (RKM), composition ⿰口左)
- (non-standard) 左 (zuǒ)
- (Internet) o左
May be derived from 著 or 徂.
- A chant sound made while working.
- (Cantonese) Used to emphasise an action which has been completed and whose result still applies to the present situation. It roughly translates to the past tense in English.
佢哋啱啱走咗。 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
Keoi5 dei6 ngaam1 ngaam1 zau2zo2. [Jyutping]
- They left just now.
阿媽尋日煲咗湯。佢而家去咗超級市場買餸。 [Cantonese, trad.]
阿妈寻日煲咗汤。佢而家去咗超级市场买𩠌。 [Cantonese, simp.]
Aa3 maa1 cam4 jat6 bou1zo2 tong1. Keoi5 ji4 gaa1 heoi3zo2 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 sung3. [Jyutping]
- My mum made soup yesterday. Now, she has gone grocery shopping in the supermarket.
- 食咗就冇 [Cantonese] ― sik6zo2 zau6 mou5 [Jyutping] ― if you eat it there will not be any more