The Chinese word 热 means “hot” in English. It is commonly used to describe the temperature of something, such as hot water or hot weather. It can also be used to describe a person’s feeling of warmth, such as feeling hot after exercising. Additionally, it can be used to describe something that is popular or in high demand, such as a hot topic or a hot product.
Adjective: hot, warm
|天气很热，我想去游泳||tiānqì hěn rè, wǒ xiǎng qù yóuyǒng||It’s very hot, I want to go swimming|
|这杯咖啡太热了，等它冷却一下再喝||zhè bēi kāfēi tài rè le, děng tā lěngquè yīxià zài hē||This cup of coffee is too hot, wait for it to cool down before drinking|
|我的手感觉热热的，可能是发烧了||wǒ de shǒu gǎnjué rè rè de, kěnéng shì fāshāo le||My hands feel hot, maybe I have a fever|
|我们家里的暖气开得太热了，我都快出汗了||wǒmen jiā lǐ de nuǎnqì kāi de tài rè le, wǒ dōu kuài chū hàn le||The heating in our house is too hot, I’m almost sweating|
|这道菜很辣，吃起来很热||zhè dào cài hěn là, chī qǐlái hěn rè||This dish is very spicy, it feels hot when eating|
|这个房间里很热闹，好像有很多人在聊天||zhège fángjiān lǐ hěn rènào, hǎoxiàng yǒu hěnduō rén zài liáotiān||This room is very lively, it seems like there are many people chatting|
热 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.