The Chinese word 紧张 means “nervous” or “tense”. It is often used to describe a feeling of anxiety or unease in a situation. For example, if someone is preparing for an important exam, they might feel 紧张 because they are worried about doing well. Similarly, if someone is about to give a speech in front of a large audience, they might feel 紧张 because they are nervous about speaking in public.
Adjective: nervous, tense, in short supply
|我感到很紧张，因为我要做一个重要的演讲||wǒ gǎndào hěn jǐnzhāng, yīnwèi wǒ yào zuò yīgè zhòngyào de yǎnjiǎng||I feel very nervous because I have to give an important speech|
|他的脸色很紧张，好像有什么事情发生了||tā de liǎnsè hěn jǐnzhāng, hǎoxiàng yǒu shénme shìqíng fāshēngle||His face looks tense, as if something has happened|
|学生们都很紧张，因为他们要参加一场重要的考试||xuéshēngmen dōu hěn jǐnzhāng, yīnwèi tāmen yào cānjiā yīchǎng zhòngyào de kǎoshì||The students are all nervous because they have to take an important exam|
|我们的公司要面临很大的压力，所以大家都很紧张||wǒmen de gōngsī yào miànlín hěn dà de yālì, suǒyǐ dàjiā dōu hěn jǐnzhāng||Our company is under a lot of pressure, so everyone is tense|