The Chinese word 条 is a measure word used for long, thin objects such as rivers, roads, pants, and snakes. It is often used with nouns to indicate the number or quantity of these objects. For example, if you want to say “two snakes”, you would say “两条蛇”. Similarly, if you want to say “a road”, you would say “一条路”. 条 is a very common measure word in Chinese and is essential for anyone learning the language.
Noun: strip, clause
Measure Word: for long thin things
|这是一条长长的路||zhè shì yī tiáo cháng cháng de lù||This is a long road|
|我买了一条鱼||wǒ mǎi le yī tiáo yú||I bought a fish|
|他穿了一条蓝色的裤子||tā chuān le yī tiáo lán sè de kù zi||He is wearing blue pants|
|这是一条新闻报道||zhè shì yī tiáo xīn wén bào dào||This is a news report|
|我们走的是一条小路||wǒ men zǒu de shì yī tiáo xiǎo lù||We are walking on a small path|
|这是一条重要的消息||zhè shì yī tiáo zhòng yào de xiāo xī||This is an important message|
|那是一条美丽的河流||nà shì yī tiáo měi lì de hé liú||That is a beautiful river|
|她系了一条红色的领带||tā xì le yī tiáo hóng sè de lǐng dài||She tied a red tie|
条 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.