The Chinese word 哭 means “to cry” or “to weep”. It is a verb that is used to describe the act of shedding tears due to sadness, pain, or other strong emotions. It can also be used in idiomatic expressions such as 哭笑不得, which means “to be at a loss whether to laugh or cry”, or 哭诉, which means “to cry and tell one’s troubles”. In Chinese culture, crying is often seen as a sign of weakness, but it can also be seen as a way to express deep emotions and connect with others.
Verb: to cry, to weep
|他哭了好久||tā kū le hǎo jiǔ||He cried for a long time|
|她哭得很伤心||tā kū de hěn shāng xīn||She cried very sadly|
|孩子哭得很大声||hái zi kū de hěn dà shēng||The child cried very loudly|
|我不想让他看到我哭||wǒ bù xiǎng ràng tā kàn dào wǒ kū||I don’t want him to see me cry|
|她哭得把妆都花了||tā kū de bǎ zhuāng dōu huā le||She cried so much that her makeup was ruined|
|他哭得很难过，因为他失去了他的父母||tā kū de hěn nán guò, yīn wèi tā shī qù le tā de fù mǔ||He cried very sadly because he lost his parents|
|我哭着告诉她我的故事||wǒ kū zhe gào sù tā wǒ de gù shì||I cried as I told her my story|
|她哭着说她很后悔||tā kū zhe shuō tā hěn hòu guì||She cried as she said she regretted it|
哭 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.