The Chinese word 长 has multiple meanings depending on the context in which it is used. As a verb, it can mean “to grow” or “to develop”, as in 长大 which means “to grow up”. As an adjective, it can mean “long” or “lengthy”, as in 长时间 which means “a long time”. It can also be used as a noun to refer to the head or leader of an organization or group, such as 部长 meaning “minister” or 团长 meaning “leader of a group”. Overall, 长 is a versatile and commonly used word in Chinese.
Verb: to grow, to develop
Noun: chief, head
|我的头发长了很多||wǒ de tóufǎ zhǎng le hěn duō||My hair has grown a lot|
|这个花园很长，需要很长时间才能走完||zhè ge huāyuán hěn cháng, xūyào hěn cháng shíjiān cái néng zǒu wán||This garden is very long, it takes a long time to walk through it|
|她长得很漂亮，是所有男生的梦中情人||tā zhǎng dé hěn piàoliang, shì suǒyǒu nánshēng de mèngzhōngqíngrén||She is very beautiful and is the dream girl of all the boys|
|这个问题太长了，我们需要更多的时间来解决它||zhè ge wèntí tài cháng le, wǒmen xūyào gèng duō de shíjiān lái jiějué tā||This problem is too long, we need more time to solve it|
|我的裤子太长了，需要修剪一下||wǒ de kùzi tài cháng le, xūyào xiūjiǎn yīxià||My pants are too long, they need to be trimmed|
|这条路有很长的上坡路，要小心驾驶||zhè tiáo lù yǒu hěn cháng de shàngpōlù, yào xiǎoxīn jiàshǐ||This road has a long uphill section, be careful when driving|
长 is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 6.