組 [组] zǔ

noun | verb
: to form; to organize
: group; team
: measure word for sets, series, groups of people, batteries
: (Chinese surname)

Kun Reading

組 | くみ kumi

noun
: set (of items)
: group (of people); class (of students); company (esp. construction); family (i.e. mafia); team
: typesetting; composition

組む | くむ kumu

godan verb with mu ending
: to cross (legs or arms); to link (arms)
: to put together; to construct; to assemble; to produce (e.g. TV program)
: to braid; to plait
: to grapple; to wrestle
: to unite; to link up; to form an alliance
: to set (e.g. type)
: to issue (e.g. money order)

On Reading

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 Usage:

組織 [组织] zu3zhi1: to organize; organization; organized system; nerve; tissue
[組織 | そしき soshiki: organization
: structure; construction
: tissue
: system]
組成 zu3cheng2: to form; to make up; to constitute
[そせい sosei: composition; constitution]
組長 [组长] zu3zhang3: group leader
[組長 | くみちょう kumichou: boss (yakuza)]
組合 zu3he2: to assemble; combination; combinatorial
[くみあい kumiai: association; union]
組裝 [组装] zu3zhuang1: to assemble and install
小組 xiao3zu3: group
改組 gai3zu3: to reorganize; to reshuffle (posts etc)
[かいそ kaiso: reorganization]
黨組 [党组] dang3zu3: party leadership group
劇組 [剧组] ju4zu3: cast and crew; performers and production team
元組 yuan2zu3: tuple



Japanese common word | expression | yojijukugo 四字熟語 | idiom
組紐 | くみひも kumihimo
: braid; plaited cord

雨傘番組 | あまがさばんぐみ amagasa bangumi
: (yoji) substitute for a scheduled live broadcast of a sporting event that was rained out

 Etymology:
形声 Pictophonetic.
(si1: silk radical 120) suggests the meaning while
(qie3: moreover; also) provides both meaning and sound.



簡體 Simplified.
组. Derived from generic radical simplification #4 (糹 » 纟).



 Examples:
你想加入哪一組?
ni1 xiang3 jia1ru4 na3 yi1 zu3?
Which group do you want to join?

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary