The Chinese word 百 means “hundred” in English. It is commonly used in numerical expressions to indicate a quantity of one hundred. For example, 一百 means “one hundred” and 两百 means “two hundred”. In addition, 百 is often used in idiomatic expressions to convey the idea of “many” or “numerous”. For instance, 老百姓 means “common people” and 百花齐放 means “a hundred flowers bloom together”, which is used to describe a situation where many different ideas or opinions are expressed.
|他已经看了百遍这部电影||tā yǐjīng kànle bǎi biàn zhè bù diànyǐng||He has already watched this movie a hundred times|
|这个城市有百姓万户||zhège chéngshì yǒu bǎixìng wànhù||This city has hundreds of thousands of households|
|他的成绩是全班百分之一||tā de chéngjì shì quán bān bǎifēn zhī yī||His grade is in the top 1% of the class|
|这个商店有百种不同的商品||zhège shāngdiàn yǒu bǎi zhǒng bùtóng de shāngpǐn||This store has a hundred different types of products|
|他的爷爷已经过了百岁生日||tā de yéyé yǐjīng guòle bǎi suì shēngrì||His grandfather has already celebrated his hundredth birthday|
|这个地方的历史已经有几百年了||zhège dìfāng de lìshǐ yǐjīng yǒu jǐ bǎi niánle||The history of this place dates back several hundred years|
|他的公司有数百名员工||tā de gōngsī yǒu shù bǎi míng yuángōng||His company has several hundred employees|
百 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.