The Chinese word 响 means “sound” or “resound”. It is commonly used to describe a sound that is loud, clear, and resonant. For example, you might say that a musical instrument has a beautiful 响 when it is played well. It can also be used to describe the sound of a voice, particularly when it is powerful and carries well. In addition, 响 can be used in compound words to describe different types of sound, such as 铃声 which means “ringing sound” or 震响 which means “thundering sound”.
Noun: sound, noise
Verb: to make a sound
Adjective: loud, noisy
|他的声音响亮而清晰||tā de shēngyīn xiǎngliàng ér qīngxī||His voice is loud and clear|
|这个城市的夜晚总是充满了汽车的嘈杂声响||zhège chéngshì de yèwǎn zǒng shì chōngmǎn le qìchē de cáozá shēngxiǎng||The nights in this city are always filled with the noise of cars|
|他用手敲响了门铃||tā yòng shǒu qiāo xiǎng le mén líng||He rang the doorbell with his hand|
|这场演唱会的音乐响起来了||zhè chǎng yǎnchàng huì de yīnyuè xiǎng qǐ lái le||The music of this concert started playing|
|这个地方的回声很长||zhège dìfāng de huíshēng hěn cháng||The echo in this place is very long|
|他的话一直在我的耳边响起来||tā de huà yīzhí zài wǒ de ěrbiān xiǎng qǐ lái||His words kept ringing in my ears|
|这个钟声响了十二下，宣告着新的一年的到来||zhège zhōng shēng xiǎng le shí’èr xià, xuān gào zhe xīn de yī nián de dàolái||The bell rang twelve times, announcing the arrival of a new year|
响 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.