The Chinese word 米 means “rice” or “grain”. It is a very common word in Chinese cuisine and is used to refer to the staple food of China. 米 can also be used to refer to other grains such as wheat or corn. In addition to its culinary use, 米 is also used to refer to meters.
Measure Word: for metre
|我们需要买一袋米||wǒmen xūyào mǎi yī dài mǐ||We need to buy a bag of rice|
|她喜欢吃米饭||tā xǐhuān chī mǐfàn||She likes to eat rice|
|这个菜需要加米饭||zhège cài xūyào jiā mǐfàn||This dish needs to be served with rice|
|我们用米做饭||wǒmen yòng mǐ zuò fàn||We cook with rice|
|他们家的米很好吃||tāmen jiā de mǐ hěn hǎochī||The rice at their house is very delicious|
|我喜欢吃糯米团||wǒ xǐhuān chī nuòmǐtuán||I like to eat glutinous rice balls|
|这个超市有很多种米||zhège chāoshì yǒu hěnduō zhǒng mǐ||This supermarket has many types of rice|
|他们的晚餐只有米饭和蔬菜||tāmen de wǎncān zhǐyǒu mǐfàn hé shūcài||Their dinner only consists of rice and vegetables|
米 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 3.