The Chinese word 节 can have a few different meanings depending on the context in which it is used. One of its most common meanings is “festival” or “holiday”, as in the phrase “国庆节”, which means “National Day holiday”. It can also mean “section” or “part” in a more general sense, as in “音乐节”, which means “music festival”. Additionally, 节 can be used as a measure word for certain types of objects, such as “一节课”, which means “one class period”.
Noun: festival, holiday, segment, joint, part
Measure Word: for segments
Verb: to save, to economize
|春节是中国最重要的节日||chūnjié shì zhōngguó zuì zhòngyào de jiérì||Spring Festival is the most important festival in China|
|他们在国庆节期间去了北京旅游||tāmen zài guóqìng jié qījiān qùle běijīng lǚyóu||They went to Beijing for a trip during the National Day holiday|
|为了庆祝中秋节，我们会吃月饼||wèile qìngzhù zhōngqiū jié, wǒmen huì chī yuèbǐng||To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, we will eat mooncakes|
|他在音乐节上表演了一首新歌||tā zài yīnyuè jié shàng biǎoyǎnle yī shǒu xīn gē||He performed a new song at the music festival|
|这个节日的传统习俗很有趣||zhège jiérì de chuántǒng xísú hěn yǒuqù||The traditional customs of this festival are very interesting|
|让我们一起庆祝元旦节！||ràng wǒmen yīqǐ qìngzhù yuándàn jié!||Let’s celebrate New Year’s Day together!|
|他们在端午节期间吃了粽子||tāmen zài duānwǔ jié qījiān chīle zòngzi||They ate zongzi during the Dragon Boat Festival|
节 is part of HSK Level 5 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 6.