The Chinese word 熊猫 literally translates to “bear cat” and refers to the beloved animal known as the giant panda. The word is commonly used in everyday conversation and media in China to refer to the panda, which is an iconic symbol of Chinese culture and conservation efforts. The word can also be used in a figurative sense to describe someone who is cute, cuddly, or lazy, much like the panda.
|熊猫是中国的国宝||xióngmāo shì zhōngguó de guóbǎo||Pandas are the national treasure of China|
|我们去动物园看熊猫吧||wǒmen qù dòngwùyuán kàn xióngmāo ba||Let’s go to the zoo to see pandas|
|熊猫很可爱，大家都喜欢它们||xióngmāo hěn kě’ài, dàjiā dōu xǐhuān tāmen||Pandas are very cute, everyone likes them|
|熊猫是濒危动物，需要保护||xióngmāo shì bīn’wáng dòngwù, xūyào bǎohù||Pandas are endangered animals and need protection|
|熊猫的食物主要是竹子||xióngmāo de shíwù zhǔyào shì zhúzi||Pandas mainly eat bamboo|
|熊猫的眼圈很黑，很有特色||xióngmāo de yǎnquān hěn hēi, hěn yǒu tèsè||Pandas have black eye circles, which are very distinctive|
|熊猫的毛很柔软，很舒服||xióngmāo de máo hěn róusuǎn, hěn shūfú||Pandas have very soft and comfortable fur|
熊猫 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is not listed as one of the vocabularies to learn anymore.