The Chinese word 横 can be translated to mean “horizontal” or “across” in English. It is commonly used to describe the orientation or position of an object or surface that is parallel to the ground or another reference point. In addition to its literal meaning, 横 can also be used figuratively to describe a person or situation that is difficult to deal with or goes against the norm. For example, someone might say “他很横” to describe someone who is stubborn or difficult to reason with.
Adjective: perverse, unexpected, harsh
|他的脸上横着一道伤疤||tā de liǎn shàng héng zhe yī dào shāngbā||There is a scar running horizontally across his face|
|这个画面需要横屏才能显示完整||zhège huàmiàn xūyào héngpíng cáinéng xiǎnshì wánzhěng||This image needs to be viewed horizontally to display in full|
|他不愿意接受横加指责||tā bù yuànyì jiēshòu héng jiā zhǐzé||He is unwilling to accept harsh criticism|
|这个杆子需要横着拿才能更加稳定||zhège gānzi xūyào héng zhe ná cáinéng gèngjiā wěndìng||This pole needs to be held horizontally to be more stable|
|他用横披肩的方式穿着这件衣服||tā yòng héng pījiān de fāngshì chuānzhuó zhè jiàn yīfu||He wears this shirt draped horizontally over his shoulders|
|这个问题需要从横向和纵向两个角度来考虑||zhège wèntí xūyào cóng héngxiàng hé zòngxiàng liǎng gè jiǎodù lái kǎolǜ||This problem needs to be considered from both horizontal and vertical angles|
|这个舞蹈需要横跨整个舞台||zhège wǔdǎo xūyào héng kuà zhěnggè wǔtái||This dance requires crossing the entire stage horizontally|
横 is part of HSK Level 5 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 6 and HSK Level 7-9.