The Chinese word 累 means “tired” or “exhausted”. It can be used to describe physical or mental fatigue, and is often used in everyday conversation. For example, if someone has been working all day and is feeling tired, they might say “我累了”, which means “I’m tired”. The word can also be used in more formal contexts, such as when discussing the effects of overworking or burnout.
|我今天很累，需要休息一下||wǒ jīntiān hěn lèi, xūyào xiūxí yīxià||I am very tired today and need to take a break|
|他工作太累了，需要减轻工作压力||tā gōngzuò tài lèi le, xūyào jiǎnqīng gōngzuò yālì||He is too tired from work and needs to reduce work pressure|
|我们爬山爬得很累，但是风景很美||wǒmen páshān pá de hěn lèi, dànshì fēngjǐng hěn měi||We were very tired from climbing the mountain, but the scenery was beautiful|
|她累得连话都说不出来了||tā lèi de lián huà dōu shuō bù chūlái le||She was so tired that she couldn’t even speak|
|我们的球队打了一场很累人的比赛||wǒmen de qiúduì dǎ le yī chǎng hěn lèirén de bǐsài||Our team played a very exhausting game|
|他在学习上一直很努力，但是很累||tā zài xuéxí shàng yīzhí hěn nǔlì, dànshì hěn lèi||He has been working hard in his studies, but it’s very tiring|
累 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.