The Chinese word 系 has several meanings depending on the context in which it is used. It can mean “system”, “series”, or “connection”, and is often used in academic or technical contexts. For example, 系统 means “system”, and 一系列 means “a series of”. It can also be used as a verb to mean “tie” or “connect”, as in 系鞋带 which means “tie shoelaces”. Overall, 系 is a versatile word that is commonly used in both formal and informal settings.
Noun: system, department
Verb: to tie, to fasten, to button up
|我们的家族系谱很长||wǒmen de jiāzú xìpǔ hěn cháng||Our family tree is very long|
|他的病和吸烟有关系||tā de bìng hé xīyān yǒu guānxì||His illness is related to smoking|
|这个问题与你的决定有直接的系||zhège wèntí yǔ nǐ de juédìng yǒu zhíjiē de xì||This problem is directly related to your decision|
|他的工作与计算机技术有系||tā de gōngzuò yǔ jìsuànjī jìshù yǒu xì||His job is related to computer technology|
|这个公司与国际贸易有紧密的系||zhège gōngsī yǔ guójì màoyì yǒu jǐnmì de xì||This company has close ties to international trade|
|这个地区的经济与旅游业有密切的系||zhège dìqū de jīngjì yǔ lǚyóu yè yǒu mìqiè de xì||The economy of this region has close ties to the tourism industry|
|这个学科与其他学科有交叉的系||zhège xuékē yǔ qítā xuékē yǒu jiāochā de xì||This subject has cross-disciplinary connections with other subjects|
|他的家庭与政治家族有紧密的系||tā de jiātíng yǔ zhèngzhì jiāzú yǒu jǐnmì de xì||His family has close ties to the political elite|
系 is part of HSK Level 5 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 3 and HSK Level 4.