The Chinese word 越 has multiple meanings depending on the context in which it is used. It can mean “to exceed”, “to surpass”, or “to go beyond”. It can also be used as a preposition meaning “more than” or “beyond”. In addition, 越 can be used as a verb meaning “to climb over” or “to cross over”. It is a versatile word that is commonly used in everyday conversation and written communication.
Verb: to exceed, to climb over, to surpass
|他的汉语越来越好了||tā de hànyǔ yuè lái yuè hǎo le||His Chinese is getting better and better|
|我们越早开始，就越有时间完成||wǒmen yuè zǎo kāishǐ, jiù yuè yǒu shíjiān wánchéng||The earlier we start, the more time we have to complete it|
|她的成绩越好，她的父母就越高兴||tā de chéngjì yuè hǎo, tā de fùmǔ jiù yuè gāoxìng||The better her grades are, the happier her parents are|
|越努力，越有可能成功||yuè nǔlì, yuè yǒu kěnéng chénggōng||The harder you work, the more likely you are to succeed|
|这个问题越复杂，越需要认真思考||zhège wèntí yuè fùzá, yuè xūyào rènzhēn sīkǎo||The more complex the problem is, the more you need to think carefully|
|我越看这幅画，就越喜欢它||wǒ yuè kàn zhè fú huà, jiù yuè xǐhuān tā||The more I look at this painting, the more I like it|
|越是不想做，就越需要去做||yuè shì bù xiǎng zuò, jiù yuè xūyào qù zuò||The more you don’t want to do something, the more you need to do it|
越 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.