The Chinese word 涨 means “to rise” or “to increase”. It is often used to describe the increase in water level, such as in a river or a tide. It can also be used to describe the rise in prices or the growth of something, such as a business or a population.
Verb: to rise, to go up
Verb: to swell
|油价涨了两块钱||yóu jià zhǎng le liǎng kuài qián||The price of oil has gone up by two yuan|
|股市涨了5%||gǔ shì zhǎng le wǔ pèrcent||The stock market has increased by 5%|
|河水涨了，我们得小心点||hé shuǐ zhǎng le, wǒ men děi xiǎo xīn diǎn||The river has risen, we need to be careful|
|这个城市的人口一直在涨||zhè ge chéng shì de rén kǒu yì zhí zài zhǎng||The population of this city has been increasing|
|我的脚肿了，鞋子涨了||wǒ de jiǎo zhǒng le, xié zi zhǎng le||My feet are swollen, my shoes are tight|
|水位涨高了，我们得赶快撤离||shuǐ wèi zhǎng gāo le, wǒ men děi gǎn kuài chè lí||The water level has risen, we need to evacuate quickly|
|他的脸涨红了，好像很生气||tā de liǎn zhǎng hóng le, hǎo xiàng hěn shēng qì||His face turned red, as if he was angry|
|这个季节空气中的湿度涨了||zhè ge jì jié kōng qì zhōng de shī dù zhǎng le||The humidity in the air has increased this season|
涨 is part of HSK Level 5 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 5 and HSK Level 6.