The Chinese word “距离” means “distance” in English. It is commonly used to refer to the physical distance between two objects or places, as well as the figurative distance between two people, ideas, or things. For example, you might use this word to describe the distance between two cities, the distance between two people who are arguing, or the distance between two points in time. In Chinese culture, the concept of “距离” is often associated with the idea of maintaining proper boundaries and respecting personal space, both physically and emotionally.
Verb: to be apart from
|我们之间的距离很远||wǒmen zhī jiān de jùlí hěn yuǎn||The distance between us is very far|
|我们需要测量这两个点之间的距离||wǒmen xūyào cèliáng zhè liǎng gè diǎn zhī jiān de jùlí||We need to measure the distance between these two points|
|她的家离学校很近，只有几分钟的距离||tā de jiā lí xuéxiào hěn jìn, zhǐyǒu jǐ fēnzhōng de jùlí||Her house is very close to the school, only a few minutes away|
|我们需要保持社交距离以防止病毒传播||wǒmen xūyào bǎochí shèjiāo jùlí yǐ fángzhǐ bìngdú chuánbō||We need to maintain social distance to prevent the spread of the virus|
|这个城市的距离非常远，需要坐飞机才能到达||zhège chéngshì de jùlí fēicháng yuǎn, xūyào zuò fēijī cáinéng dàodá||The distance to this city is very far, and you need to take a plane to get there|