The Chinese word 借 means “to borrow” or “to lend”. It is commonly used in daily conversation when requesting to borrow something from someone or when offering to lend something to someone. For example, if you want to borrow a book from a friend, you can say “我能借你的书吗？”, which means “Can I borrow your book?”. On the other hand, if you want to offer to lend your book to someone, you can say “你可以借我的书”, which means “You can borrow my book”.
Verb: to lend, to borrow, to make use of (an opportunity)
|我想借你的自行车去超市||wǒ xiǎng jiè nǐ de zìxíngchē qù chāoshì||I want to borrow your bike to go to the supermarket|
|我可以借你一本小说吗？||wǒ kěyǐ jiè nǐ yī běn xiǎoshuō ma?||Can I borrow a novel from you?|
|我需要借你的电脑打印文件||wǒ xūyào jiè nǐ de diànnǎo dǎyìn wénjiàn||I need to borrow your computer to print some documents|
|我可以借你的笔吗？||wǒ kěyǐ jiè nǐ de bǐ ma?||Can I borrow your pen?|
|他借了我一百块钱||tā jièle wǒ yībǎi kuài qián||He lent me 100 yuan|
|我们可以借这个会议室开会吗？||wǒmen kěyǐ jiè zhège huìyìshì kāihuì ma?||Can we use this conference room to have a meeting?|
|我们需要借用你的车库停车||wǒmen xūyào jièyòng nǐ de chēkù tíngchē||We need to borrow your garage to park our car|
|我们可以借这个场地举办活动吗？||wǒmen kěyǐ jiè zhège chǎngdì jǔbàn huódòng ma?||Can we use this venue to hold an event?|
借 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.