The Chinese word 游泳 means “to swim”. 游泳 can be used in a variety of contexts, such as when talking about swimming as a sport, swimming for exercise, or simply swimming for fun.
Verb: to swim
|我喜欢在夏天游泳||wǒ xǐhuān zài xiàtiān yóuyǒng||I like to swim in the summer|
|他每天早上都去游泳||tā měitiān zǎoshang dōu qù yóuyǒng||He goes swimming every morning|
|她不会游泳，所以不敢下水||tā bù huì yóuyǒng, suǒyǐ bù gǎn xiàshuǐ||She can’t swim, so she doesn’t dare to go in the water|
|昨天我在游泳池里游了一个小时||zuótiān wǒ zài yóuyǒng chí lǐ yóu le yī gè xiǎoshí||Yesterday I swam for an hour in the swimming pool|
|我们要去海边游泳吗？||wǒmen yào qù hǎibiān yóuyǒng ma?||Do we want to go swimming at the beach?|
|游泳对身体很有好处||yóuyǒng duì shēntǐ hěn yǒu hǎochù||Swimming is very good for your health|
|她每年都会参加游泳比赛||tā měi nián dōu huì cānjiā yóuyǒng bǐsài||She participates in swimming competitions every year|
|我们可以在游泳池里玩水||wǒmen kěyǐ zài yóuyǒng chí lǐ wán shuǐ||We can play in the water in the swimming pool|
游泳 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 3.