The Chinese word 交 has several meanings, including “to intersect”, “to meet”, “to hand over”, and “to make friends”. It is commonly used in phrases such as 交通 meaning “traffic”, 交换 meaning “to exchange”, and 交朋友 meaning “to make friends”.
Verb: to hand over, to intersect, to associate with
|我们可以交朋友吗？||wǒmen kěyǐ jiāo péngyǒu ma?||Can we be friends?|
|我们需要交流一下想法||wǒmen xūyào jiāoliú yīxià xiǎngfǎ||We need to exchange some ideas|
|他交了一份报告给老板||tā jiāo le yī fèn bàogào gěi lǎobǎn||He submitted a report to the boss|
|我们学校的学生都很喜欢交朋友||wǒmen xuéxiào de xuéshēng dōu hěn xǐhuān jiāo péngyǒu||Students in our school like to make friends|
|她跟他交往了两年||tā gēn tā jiāowǎng le liǎng nián||She was in a relationship with him for two years|
|我们需要交换一下电话号码||wǒmen xūyào jiāohuàn yīxià diànhuà hàomǎ||We need to exchange phone numbers|
|我们今天晚上要去交哥哥的女朋友||wǒmen jīntiān wǎnshàng yào qù jiāo gēgē de nǚ péngyǒu||We’re going to meet my brother’s girlfriend tonight|
|我们需要交一些文化差异||wǒmen xūyào jiāo yīxiē wénhuà chāyì||We need to bridge some cultural differences|
交 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.