The Chinese word “发现” means “to discover” or “to find out”. It is commonly used in everyday conversation to describe the act of realizing or uncovering something new or previously unknown. For example, you might use this word to say “我发现了一个新的餐厅” which translates to “I discovered a new restaurant”. Overall, “发现” is a versatile and useful word for expressing the concept of discovery in Chinese.
Verb: to discover, to find
|我今天早上发现了一只小猫||wǒ jīntiān zǎoshang fāxiànle yī zhī xiǎo māo||I found a kitten this morning|
|他发现他的手机丢了||tā fāxiàn tā de shǒujī diūle||He discovered that his phone was lost|
|她发现自己喜欢上了他||tā fāxiàn zìjǐ xǐhuan shàngle tā||She realized that she had fallen in love with him|
|我们发现这个问题很难解决||wǒmen fāxiàn zhège wèntí hěn nán jiějué||We discovered that this problem is difficult to solve|
|他发现他的朋友正在酒吧里||tā fāxiàn tā de péngyǒu zhèngzài jiǔbā lǐ||He found out that his friend was at the bar|
|她发现自己的钱包不见了||tā fāxiàn zìjǐ de qiánbāo bùjiànle||She discovered that her wallet was missing|
|我们发现这个地方很适合拍照||wǒmen fāxiàn zhège dìfāng hěn shìhé pāizhào||We discovered that this place is great for taking photos|
|他发现他的老板很不友好||tā fāxiàn tā de lǎobǎn hěn bù yǒuhǎo||He realized that his boss is not friendly|
发现 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.