The Chinese word “读” means “to read” or “to study”. It is commonly used in everyday conversation and academic contexts to refer to the act of reading or studying written materials, such as books, articles, or documents. The word can also be used in compound words to indicate specific types of reading or studying, such as “阅读” for “reading comprehension”. Overall, “读” is an essential word in the Chinese language that is used frequently in various contexts.
Verb: to read aloud
|我喜欢读书||wǒ xǐhuān dúshū||I like to read books|
|他正在读一本小说||tā zhèngzài dú yī běn xiǎoshuō||He is reading a novel|
|她每天晚上都会读一些诗歌||tā měitiān wǎnshàng dōu huì dú yīxiē shīgē||She reads some poetry every night|
|这本书很难读懂||zhè běn shū hěn nán dúdǒng||This book is difficult to understand|
|孩子们正在读英文故事书||háizimen zhèngzài dú yīngwén gùshì shū||The children are reading an English storybook|
|我们可以在图书馆里借到很多好书来读||wǒmen kěyǐ zài túshū guǎn lǐ jiè dào hěn duō hǎo shū lái dú||We can borrow many good books to read from the library|
|这位老师读得非常清晰||zhè wèi lǎoshī dú dé fēicháng qīngxī||This teacher reads very clearly|
|我们需要读完这本书才能做出决定||wǒmen xūyào dú wán zhè běn shū cáinéng zuò chū juédìng||We need to finish reading this book before we can make a decision|
读 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.