The Chinese word 习惯 refers to a habit or custom that one has developed over time. It can also refer to the act of becoming accustomed to something. In daily conversation, it is commonly used to describe one’s personal habits or routines, such as eating habits, exercise habits, or sleeping habits. It can also be used in a broader sense to describe cultural customs or societal norms. For example, someone might say “我习惯了晚上十点睡觉” which means “I got accustomed to going to bed at 10 pm”.
Noun: habit, usual practice, custom
Verb: to be/get used to
|我已经养成了每天早上锻炼的习惯||wǒ yǐjīng yǎngchéng le měitiān zǎoshang duànliàn de xíguàn||I have developed a habit of exercising every morning|
|他的抽烟习惯影响了他的健康||tā de chōuyān xíguàn yǐngxiǎng le tā de jiànkāng||His smoking habit has affected his health|
|我们应该养成良好的读书习惯||wǒmen yīnggāi yǎngchéng liánghǎo de dúshū xíguàn||We should develop good reading habits|
|这个孩子有很好的饮食习惯||zhège háizi yǒu hěn hǎo de yǐnshí xíguàn||This child has good eating habits|
|他已经习惯了这种生活方式||tā yǐjīng xíguàn le zhè zhǒng shēnghuó fāngshì||He has become accustomed to this way of life|
|我们需要改变不健康的生活习惯||wǒmen xūyào gǎibiàn bù jiànkāng de shēnghuó xíguàn||We need to change unhealthy lifestyle habits|
|这个地方的居民有睡午觉的习惯||zhège dìfāng de jūmín yǒu shuì wǔjiào de xíguàn||The residents of this place have a habit of taking afternoon naps|
习惯 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.