The Chinese word 规定 means “regulation” or “rule”. It is commonly used in formal settings such as government, business, and education to refer to a set of guidelines or standards that must be followed. For example, a company might have internal regulations for employee conduct, or a school might have regulations for student behavior. In everyday conversation, 规定 can also be used to refer to a specific rule or law, such as a traffic rule or a legal regulation.
Noun: regulation, provision
Verb: to fix, to stipulate
|学校规定，学生不能在校内吸烟||xué xiào guī dìng, xué shēng bù néng zài xiào nèi xī yān||The school rules state that students are not allowed to smoke on campus|
|根据公司规定，员工必须每天按时上班||gēn jù gōng sī guī dìng, yuán gōng bì xū měi tiān àn shí shàng bān||According to company regulations, employees must be on time for work every day|
|这个城市规定，酒驾者将被吊销驾照||zhè gè chéng shì guī dìng, jiǔ jià zhě jiāng bèi diào xiāo jià zhào||This city’s regulations stipulate that drunk drivers will have their licenses suspended|
|班级规定，学生必须穿校服上课||bān jí guī dìng, xué shēng bì xū chuān xiào fú shàng kè||The class rules state that students must wear uniforms to class|
|根据国家规定，餐厅必须公示食品安全检测报告||gēn jù guó jiā guī dìng, cān tīng bì xū gōng shì shí pǐn ān quán jiǎn cè bào gào||According to national regulations, restaurants must publicly display food safety inspection reports|
规定 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 3.