The Chinese word 想 is a verb that means “to think” or “to want”. It is a versatile word that can be used in many different contexts. For example, you might say 我想吃饭, which means “I want to eat” or 我想一下, which means “Let me think for a moment”. In both cases, 想 is used to express a desire or a thought. It can also be used in more complex sentences to express hypothetical or conditional statements.
Verb: to think, to miss
Auxiliary Verb: to want
|我想吃巧克力||wǒ xiǎng chī qiǎokèlì||I want to eat chocolate|
|他想去旅行||tā xiǎng qù lǚxíng||He wants to travel|
|我想学习中文||wǒ xiǎng xuéxí zhōngwén||I want to learn Chinese|
|你想喝咖啡还是茶？||nǐ xiǎng hē kāfēi háishì chá?||Do you want to drink coffee or tea?|
|我想买一件新衣服||wǒ xiǎng mǎi yī jiàn xīn yīfú||I want to buy a new piece of clothing|
|她想参加音乐会||tā xiǎng cānjiā yīnyuèhuì||She wants to attend a concert|
|我想看一部好电影||wǒ xiǎng kàn yī bù hǎo diànyǐng||I want to watch a good movie|
|他们想去爬山||tāmen xiǎng qù páshān||They want to go mountain climbing|
想 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.