The Chinese word 水 means “water” in English. It is a very common word in the Chinese language and is used to refer to the liquid that is essential for life. In addition to its literal meaning, 水 is also used in many idiomatic expressions and phrases. For example, 水果 means “fruit” and 水平 means “level” or “standard”. The character 水 is also frequently used in Chinese calligraphy and art, where it is often associated with images of flowing water and other natural elements.
|我喝了一杯水||wǒ hē le yī bēi shuǐ||I drank a glass of water|
|这个池塘里有很多水||zhège chítáng lǐ yǒu hěn duō shuǐ||There is a lot of water in this pond|
|水可以滋润植物||shuǐ kěyǐ zīrùn zhíwù||Water can nourish plants|
|他在河里游泳，水很凉爽||tā zài hé lǐ yóuyǒng, shuǐ hěn liángshuǎng||He is swimming in the river, the water is very refreshing|
|我们需要喝足够的水来保持身体健康||wǒmen xūyào hē zúgòu de shuǐ lái bǎochí shēntǐ jiànkāng||We need to drink enough water to maintain good health|
|水可以被冻成冰||shuǐ kěyǐ bèi dòng chéng bīng||Water can be frozen into ice|
|这个城市的供水系统很先进||zhège chéngshì de gōngshuǐ xìtǒng hěn xiānjìn||The water supply system in this city is very advanced|
|热水可以帮助杀死细菌||rè shuǐ kěyǐ bāngzhù shāsǐ xìjùn||Hot water can help kill bacteria|
水 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.