The Chinese word 千 means “thousand” in English. It is commonly used to express numerical values such as “one thousand” or “two thousand”. It can also be used to describe a large quantity or amount, such as “a thousand people” or “thousands of dollars”. In addition, 千 can be used idiomatically in phrases such as 千姿百态 which means “in a thousand different postures and with a hundred different expressions”, to describe a person’s varied and lively movements or expressions.
|我有千万个理由去旅行||wǒ yǒu qiān wàn gè lǐyóu qù lǚxíng||I have thousands of reasons to travel|
|这座城市有千年的历史||zhè zuò chéngshì yǒu qiān nián de lìshǐ||This city has a history of thousands of years|
|他每天都要跑千米||tā měitiān dōu yào pǎo qiān mǐ||He runs a thousand meters every day|
|这个地方有千姿百态的风景||zhège dìfāng yǒu qiān zī bǎi tài de fēngjǐng||This place has a thousand different scenic views|
|这部电影赚了千万美元||zhè bù diànyǐng zhuàn le qiān wàn měiyuán||This movie earned millions of dollars|
|她的歌声像千万只蝴蝶在飞舞||tā de gēshēng xiàng qiān wàn zhī húdié zài fēiwǔ||Her singing voice is like millions of butterflies dancing|
|这个国家有千奇百怪的文化||zhège guójiā yǒu qiān qí bǎi guài de wénhuà||This country has a thousand strange and unique cultures|
千 is part of HSK Level 2 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.