The Chinese word 拧 means to twist or to wring. It can be used in various contexts, such as twisting a towel to dry it, wringing out water from wet clothes, or even twisting a person’s arm.
Verb: to twist, to turn Adjective: wrong, inverted
Verb: to pinch, to wring
|她拧了一下他的胳膊||tā nǐng le yīxià tā de gēbo||She twisted his arm|
|他拧紧了眉头||tā nǐng jǐn le méitóu||He furrowed his brow|
|我拧紧了水龙头||wǒ nǐng jǐn le shuǐlóngtóu||I turned off the faucet tightly|
|她拧着嘴巴，不说话||tā nǐng zhe zuǐbā, bù shuōhuà||She pursed her lips and didn’t speak|
|他把鼻子拧了一下||tā bǎ bízi nǐng le yīxià||He wrinkled his nose|
|他用力拧开了瓶盖||tā yòng lì nǐng kāi le pínggài||He forcefully unscrewed the bottle cap|
|她把毛巾拧干了||tā bǎ máojīn nǐng gàn le||She wrung out the towel|
|他把手指拧伤了||tā bǎ shǒuzhǐ nǐng shāng le||He twisted his finger|
拧 is part of HSK Level 6 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 7-9.