The Chinese word 重 has several meanings, including “heavy”, “serious”, “important”, “duplicate”, and “repeat”. It is commonly used in phrases such as “重要” which means “important”, and “重复” which means “to repeat”. In Chinese, it is often used to express the weight or significance of something, both physically and metaphorically. For example, one might say “这个问题很重” to mean “this problem is very serious”.
Adjective: heavy, serious Adverb: heavily
Verb: to repeat
|这个箱子太重了，我拿不动||zhège xiāngzi tài zhòng le, wǒ ná bù dòng||This box is too heavy, I can’t lift it|
|他的罪行太重，被判处终身监禁||tā de zuìxíng tài zhòng, bèi pànchǔ zhōngshēn jiānjìn||His crimes were too serious and he was sentenced to life imprisonment|
|这种食物的口感很重，需要搭配清淡的菜品||zhè zhǒng shíwù de kǒugǎn hěn zhòng, xūyào dāpèi qīngdàn de càipǐn||This food has a strong taste and needs to be paired with light dishes|
|他的话很重，让人深思||tā de huà hěn zhòng, ràng rén shēnsī||His words are weighty and thought-provoking|
|这个问题很重要，需要认真对待||zhège wèntí hěn zhòngyào, xūyào rènzhēn duìdài||This problem is very important and needs to be taken seriously|
|这个人的身份很重要，我们需要核实他的身份证明||zhège rén de shēnfèn hěn zhòngyào, wǒmen xūyào héshí tā de shēnfèn zhèngmíng||This person’s identity is important and we need to verify their identification|
重 is part of HSK Level 5 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1 and HSK Level 3.