The Chinese word 极 means “extreme” or “utmost”. It is often used to describe the highest or lowest point of something, such as the “extreme heat” or “extreme cold”. It can also be used to express a strong or intense emotion, such as “extreme happiness” or “extreme sadness”. In addition, 极 can be used as an adverb to modify a verb, indicating that something is done to an extreme degree.
Adverb: extremely, highly
|这场比赛的结果非常极端||zhè chǎng bǐsài de jiéguǒ fēicháng jíduān||The result of this game is extremely extreme|
|这个问题的解决方法要极其谨慎||zhège wèntí de jiějué fāngfǎ yào jíqí jǐnshèn||The solution to this problem must be extremely cautious|
|他的态度非常极端，要么喜欢，要么讨厌||tā de tàidù fēicháng jíduān, yàome xǐhuān, yàome tǎoyàn||His attitude is extremely extreme, either he likes it or he hates it|
|这个地方的气温极低，需要穿厚衣服||zhège dìfāng de qìwēn jí dī, xūyào chuān hòu yīfu||The temperature in this place is extremely low, so you need to wear thick clothes|
|这个项目的成功与否取决于团队的合作极度紧密||zhège xiàngmù de chénggōng yǔfǒu qǔjué yú tuánduì de hézuò jídù jǐnmì||The success or failure of this project depends on the extremely close cooperation of the team|
|这种药的副作用极大，需要谨慎使用||zhè zhǒng yào de fùzuòyòng jí dà, xūyào jǐnshèn shǐyòng||The side effects of this medicine are extremely large, so you need to use it with caution|
极 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 4.