The Chinese word 告诉 means “to tell” or “to inform”. It is used to indicate the act of sharing information or news with someone else. For example, if you want to tell your friend about a new restaurant you discovered, you can say “我要告诉你一个新的餐厅”, which means “I want to tell you about a new restaurant”. 告诉 can also be used in formal settings, such as when giving instructions or reporting news.
Verb: to tell
|请告诉我你的名字||qǐng gàosù wǒ nǐ de míngzì||Please tell me your name|
|他告诉我他要来参加聚会||tā gàosù wǒ tā yào lái cānjiā jùhuì||He told me he is coming to the party|
|我告诉你一个好消息||wǒ gàosù nǐ yīgè hǎo xiāoxi||I have good news to tell you|
|她告诉我她的梦想是当一名歌手||tā gàosù wǒ tā de mèngxiǎng shì dāng yī míng gēshǒu||She told me her dream is to become a singer|
|你可以告诉我你的问题||nǐ kěyǐ gàosù wǒ nǐ de wèntí||You can tell me your problem|
|我告诉你，这个计划是不可行的||wǒ gàosù nǐ, zhège jìhuà shì bù kě xíng de||Let me tell you, this plan is not feasible|
|他告诉我他已经学会了游泳||tā gàosù wǒ tā yǐjīng xuéhuì le yóuyǒng||He told me he has already learned how to swim|
|她告诉我她很喜欢这个城市||tā gàosù wǒ tā hěn xǐhuan zhège chéngshì||She told me she likes this city very much|
告诉 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.