The Chinese word 严格 means “strict” or “rigorous”. It is often used to describe a set of rules, regulations, or standards that are enforced strictly and without exception. For example, a teacher might use this word to describe their grading policy, or a boss might use it to describe the expectations for employee behavior. In general, 严格 is used to convey a sense of seriousness and discipline, and is often associated with high standards and expectations.
Adjective: strict, rigorous
|他对自己要求很严格||tā duì zìjǐ yāoqiú hěn yángé||He is very strict with himself|
|这个老师很严格，学生们都很害怕他||zhège lǎoshī hěn yángé, xuéshēngmen dōu hěn hàipà tā||This teacher is very strict, and the students are all very afraid of him|
|我们公司的规定非常严格，不允许迟到||wǒmen gōngsī de guīdìng fēicháng yángé, bù yǔnxǔ chídào||Our company’s rules are very strict, and being late is not allowed|
|这个国家的法律非常严格，违法者会受到严惩||zhège guójiā de fǎlǜ fēicháng yángé, wéifǎ zhě huì shòudào yánchěng||The laws in this country are very strict, and those who break them will be severely punished|
|这个考试非常严格，只有最优秀的学生才能通过||zhège kǎoshì fēicháng yángé, zhǐyǒu zuì yōuxiù de xuéshēng cái néng tōngguò||This exam is very strict, and only the best students can pass it|
严格 is part of HSK Level 4 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.