The Chinese word 太 is an adverb that means “too” or “extremely”. It is often used to express excessive or extreme qualities, such as “太热了” which means “too hot” or “太好了” which means “extremely good”. It can also be used to indicate a comparison, such as “他太高了” which means “he is too tall”. In addition, 太 can be used as a prefix to form words like 太阳 which means “sun” or 太极 which means “Tai Chi”.
Adverb: too, extremely
|这个蛋糕太甜了||zhège dàngāo tài tián le||This cake is too sweet|
|他太忙了，没有时间帮忙||tā tài máng le, méiyǒu shíjiān bāngmáng||He is too busy to help|
|这个电影太无聊了，我想睡觉||zhège diànyǐng tài wúliáo le, wǒ xiǎng shuìjiào||This movie is too boring, I want to sleep|
|这个房间太小了，放不下我的书||zhège fángjiān tài xiǎo le, fàng bùxià wǒ de shū||This room is too small, it can’t hold my books|
|这个问题太难了，我不知道怎么办||zhège wèntí tài nán le, wǒ bù zhīdào zěnme bàn||This problem is too difficult, I don’t know what to do|
|这个地方太吵了，我无法集中注意力||zhège dìfāng tài chǎo le, wǒ wúfǎ jízhōng zhùyìlì||This place is too noisy, I can’t concentrate|
|这个菜太咸了，我不喜欢||zhège cài tài xián le, wǒ bù xǐhuan||This dish is too salty, I don’t like it|
|他太高兴了，跳了起来||tā tài gāoxìng le, tiào le qǐlái||He was too happy and jumped up|
太 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.