The Chinese word 行 has multiple meanings depending on the context. It can mean “to walk”, “to go”, or “to travel” when used as a verb. As a noun, it can refer to a line or a row. Additionally, 行 can also mean “capable” or “able to” when used as an adjective. In everyday conversation, 行 is often used to indicate agreement or approval, similar to saying “okay” or “all right” in English.
Verb: to walk, to go Adjective: capable, competent Expression: OK
Noun: profession, trade Measure Word: for a row, line
|你喜欢去哪个行？||nǐ xǐhuān qù nǎge háng?||Which store do you like to go to?|
|这个行的东西很贵||zhège háng de dōngxi hěn guì||The things in this store are very expensive|
|我们要去行政大楼||wǒmen yào qù xíngzhèng dàlóu||We need to go to the administration building|
|他的工作很忙，每天都要加班到晚上十点才能下班||tā de gōngzuò hěn máng, měitiān dōu yào jiābān dào wǎnshàng shí diǎn cáinéng xiàbān||His job is very busy, he has to work overtime until 10 pm every day before he can leave work|
|我们要去行动派对！||wǒmen yào qù xíngdòng pàiduì!||We’re going to a flash mob party!|
|这个地方的交通很方便，有很多公交车和地铁||zhège dìfāng de jiāotōng hěn fāngbiàn, yǒu hěn duō gōngjiāochē hé dìtiě||The transportation in this area is very convenient, there are many buses and subways|
|他是这个公司的行政经理||tā shì zhège gōngsī de xíngzhèng jīnglǐ||He is the administrative manager of this company|
行 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1 and HSK Level 3.