The Chinese word 姓 means “surname” or “family name”. It is used to indicate a person’s family name or last name. In Chinese culture, the family name is considered to be of utmost importance and is often used as a form of address or reference when addressing someone. The word 姓 is also used in formal situations such as filling out official documents or introducing oneself.
|你的姓是什么？||nǐ de xìng shì shén me?||What is your surname?|
|我的姓氏是李||wǒ de xìng shì shì lǐ||My surname is Li|
|她的姓很特别，叫做“花”||tā de xìng hěn tè bié, jiào zuò huā||Her surname is very unique, it’s Hua|
|他的姓和我一样||tā de xìng hé wǒ yī yàng||His surname is the same as mine|
|请问您贵姓？||qǐng wèn nín guì xìng?||May I ask for your surname?|
|姓和名的顺序在中文里不一样||xìng hé míng de shùn xù zài zhōng wén lǐ bù yī yàng||The order of surname and given name is different in Chinese|
|她的姓是外国人很难发音的||tā de xìng shì wài guó rén hěn nán fā yīn de||Her surname is difficult for foreigners to pronounce|
|我们的姓氏代表着家族的传承||wǒ men de xìng shì dài biǎo zhe jiā zú de chuán chéng||Our surnames represent the inheritance of our family|
姓 is part of HSK Level 2 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.