The Chinese word 胖 means “fat” or “plump” in English. It is commonly used to describe someone who is overweight or has a larger body size. However, in Chinese culture, being “pàng” is not always seen as a negative thing, as it can also be associated with good health and prosperity. The word can also be used to describe objects that are round or plump in shape.
Adjective: fat, plump
|他太胖了，需要减肥||tā tài pàng le, xū yào jiǎn féi||He is too fat and needs to lose weight|
|她的脸变得越来越胖了||tā de liǎn biàn de yuè lái yuè pàng le||Her face is getting fatter and fatter|
|这件衣服太紧了，穿起来很胖||zhè jiàn yī fu tài jǐn le, chuān qǐ lái hěn pàng||This clothes is too tight, it makes me look fat|
|他的腰围比以前胖了好多||tā de yāo wéi bǐ yǐ qián pàng le hǎo duō||His waist is much fatter than before|
|她的腿很胖，一点儿都不好看||tā de tuǐ hěn pàng, yì diǎn er dōu bù hǎo kàn||Her legs are very fat and not attractive at all|
|我的猫太胖了，需要控制饮食||wǒ de māo tài pàng le, xū yào kòng zhì yǐn shí||My cat is too fat and needs to control its diet|
|这个饭店的菜太油腻了，容易让人变胖||zhè gè fàn diàn de cài tài yóu nì le, róng yì ràng rén biàn pàng||The food in this restaurant is too greasy and can easily make people fat|
胖 is part of HSK Level 3 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.