The Chinese word 硬 means “hard” or “firm”. It is often used to describe the physical properties of objects, such as a hard surface or a firm mattress. However, it can also be used in a figurative sense to describe a person’s personality or attitude, such as being stubborn or unyielding. In some cases, it can also be used to describe a difficult situation that requires a lot of effort or determination to overcome.
Adjective: hard, stiff, firm
|这个苹果很硬||zhège píngguǒ hěn yìng||This apple is very hard|
|我的床垫太硬了||wǒ de chuángdiàn tài yìng le||My mattress is too hard|
|他的态度很硬||tā de tàidù hěn yìng||His attitude is very firm|
|这个问题很硬||zhège wèntí hěn yìng||This problem is very difficult|
|这个石头很硬||zhège shítou hěn yìng||This stone is very hard|
|这个面包很硬||zhège miànbāo hěn yìng||This bread is very hard|
|这个人很硬||zhège rén hěn yìng||This person is very tough|
|我的鞋子很硬||wǒ de xiézi hěn yìng||My shoes are very stiff|
硬 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 5.