The Chinese word 河 means “river” in English. It is a commonly used word in Chinese language and is used to describe any large, flowing body of water that is wider than a stream. 河 is often used in place names, such as the Yellow River and the Yangtze River, and is also used in everyday conversation to describe any river that one might encounter.
|这条河很长||zhè tiáo hé hěn cháng||This river is very long|
|河水很清澈||hé shuǐ hěn qīngchè||The river water is very clear|
|河里有很多鱼||hé lǐ yǒu hěn duō yú||There are many fish in the river|
|我们去河边玩||wǒmen qù hé biān wán||Let’s go play by the river|
|河岸上有很多树||hé’àn shàng yǒu hěn duō shù||There are many trees on the riverbank|
|河水很急||hé shuǐ hěn jí||The river water is very fast|
|河的两岸很美||hé de liǎng’àn hěn měi||The two sides of the river are very beautiful|
|河水在夜晚里很安静||hé shuǐ zài yèwǎn lǐ hěn ānjìng||The river water is very quiet at night|
河 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.