The Chinese word 旧 means “old” or “used”. It is commonly used to describe something that is no longer new or fresh, such as old clothes, books, or furniture. It can also be used to describe a former or past situation, such as an old friend or an old job. In some contexts, it can also carry a negative connotation, suggesting something that is worn out or outdated.
Adjective: old, used, worn
|这件衣服太旧了，需要换一件||zhè jiàn yīfú tài jiù le, xūyào huàn yī jiàn||This piece of clothing is too old and needs to be replaced|
|我们住在这座旧房子里已经有十年了||wǒmen zhù zài zhè zuò jiù fángzi lǐ yǐjīng yǒu shí nián le||We have been living in this old house for ten years|
|这个城市的旧城区拥有许多历史建筑||zhège chéngshì de jiù chéngqū yǒngyǒu xǔduō lìshǐ jiànzhú||The old city area of this city has many historic buildings|
|她的旧情人来找她，但她拒绝了他||tā de jiù qíngrén lái zhǎo tā, dàn tā jùjué le tā||Her ex-lover came to find her, but she rejected him|
|这本书是我从旧书店里买的||zhè běn shū shì wǒ cóng jiù shūdiàn lǐ mǎi de||I bought this book from a used bookstore|
|这个电视机虽然旧，但还可以用||zhège diànshì jī suīrán jiù, dàn hái kěyǐ yòng||Although this TV is old, it can still be used|
旧 is part of HSK Level 3 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.