The Chinese word 画 means “painting” or “picture”. It is a versatile word that can be used to refer to any kind of visual art, including paintings, drawings, and even photographs. In addition to its literal meaning, 画 is often used in idiomatic expressions and phrases. For example, the phrase 画龙点睛 means “adding the finishing touch” and is used to describe the act of adding a small detail that brings a piece of art to life.
Noun: picture, painting
Verb: to draw, to paint
|我喜欢画画||wǒ xǐhuān huà huà||I like to draw|
|这幅画很漂亮||zhè fú huà hěn piàoliang||This painting is very beautiful|
|我们要在墙上画一个大圆圈||wǒmen yào zài qiáng shàng huà yīgè dà yuánquān||We need to draw a big circle on the wall|
|他用颜料画了一幅山水画||tā yòng yánliào huàle yī fú shānshuǐ huà||He painted a landscape painting with pigments|
|她在纸上画了一只小猫||tā zài zhǐ shàng huàle yī zhī xiǎo māo||She drew a small cat on the paper|
|这个孩子很有画画的天赋||zhège háizi hěn yǒu huà huà de tiānfù||This child has a talent for drawing|
|他正在画一幅油画||tā zhèngzài huà yī fú yóuhuà||He is painting an oil painting|
|我们可以用彩笔画出一个彩虹||wǒmen kěyǐ yòng cǎibǐ huà chū yīgè cǎihóng||We can draw a rainbow using colored pencils|
画 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.