吃惊 is a Chinese word that means “to be surprised” or “to be shocked”. It is often used to describe a sudden and unexpected event or news that catches someone off guard. For example, if someone hears that their friend has won the lottery, they might say “我真的很吃惊”, which means “I am really surprised”. The word is commonly used in everyday conversation and is a useful addition to any Chinese learner’s vocabulary.
Verb: to be startled, to be shocked, to be amazed
|他听到这个消息时吃惊不小||tā tīng dào zhè gè xiāo xī shí chī jīng bù xiǎo||He was quite surprised when he heard the news|
|我看到他的新发型时吃惊了||wǒ kàn dào tā de xīn fà xíng shí chī jīng le||I was surprised when I saw his new hairstyle|
|她的表现让我感到非常吃惊||tā de biǎo xiàn ràng wǒ gǎn dào fēi cháng chī jīng||Her performance surprised me a lot|
|她的答案让我吃惊不已||tā de dá àn ràng wǒ chī jīng bù yǐ||Her answer surprised me greatly|
|这个消息让他吃惊得目瞪口呆||zhè gè xiāo xī ràng tā chī jīng de mù dèng kǒu dāi||This news left him stunned in surprise|
|我们的成绩让老师吃惊了||wǒ men de chéng jì ràng lǎo shī chī jīng le||Our grades surprised the teacher|
|他看到那个巨大的蛋糕时吃惊得合不拢嘴||tā kàn dào nà gè jù dà de dàn gāo shí chī jīng de hé bù lǒng zuǐ||He was so surprised when he saw the huge cake that he couldn’t close his mouth|
吃惊 is part of HSK Level 4 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.