The Chinese word 叔叔 is a term of address used to refer to a man who is roughly the same age as one’s father or uncle. It is commonly used to address male family friends, acquaintances, or strangers who are older than oneself. The term is also used as a respectful way to address one’s own uncle, as well as the younger brother of one’s father or mother. In essence, 叔叔 is a term of respect and endearment used to show politeness and familiarity towards an older male figure.
|我的叔叔是医生||wǒ de shūshu shì yīshēng||My uncle is a doctor|
|这位叔叔是我的老师||zhè wèi shūshu shì wǒ de lǎoshī||This uncle is my teacher|
|我的叔叔很高大||wǒ de shūshu hěn gāodà||My uncle is very tall|
|那个叔叔是我的朋友||nà gè shūshu shì wǒ de péngyǒu||That uncle is my friend|
|我的叔叔喜欢打篮球||wǒ de shūshu xǐhuān dǎ lánqiú||My uncle likes to play basketball|
|这个叔叔是我的舅舅||zhège shūshu shì wǒ de jiùjiu||This uncle is my maternal uncle|
|我的叔叔有一辆红色的跑车||wǒ de shūshu yǒu yī liàng hóngsè de pǎochē||My uncle has a red sports car|
|那个叔叔是我的爸爸的弟弟||nà gè shūshu shì wǒ de bàba de dìdì||That uncle is my dad’s younger brother|
叔叔 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 4.