摆 bǎi:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5

摆 (bǎi) English Meaning

  • to arrange
  • to exhibit
  • to move to and fro
  • a pendulum

Traditional Character:  

摆 forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 摆锤能摆动。
    Bǎi chuí néng bǎidòng.
    The pendulum can swing.
  • 他得摆好戴着月桂花冠的姿势。
    Tā dé bǎihǎo dàizhe yuèguì huāguān de zīshì.
    He had to pose wearing a laurel wreath.
  • 做工作不能白做,这是明摆着的事。
    Zuò gōngzuò bùnéng bái zuò, zhè shì míngbǎizhe de shì.
    It stands to reason that nobody will work without pay.
  • 一等饭菜摆上桌,孩子们就狼吞虎咽地吃起来了。
    Yī děng fàncài bǎi shàng zhuō, háizimen jiù lángtūnhǔyàn de chī qǐláile.
    The children wolfed down the food as soon as it was on the table.
  • 他自称已经实行的改革实际上只不过是摆摆样子罢了。
    Tā zìchēng yǐjīng shíxíng de gǎigé shíjì shang zhǐ bùguò shì bǎi bǎi yàngzi bàle.
    The reforms he claims to have made are in fact merely cosmetic.
  • 约翰的未婚妻要他给她画像,而总是摆着一副矫揉造作的姿势。
    Yuēhàn de wèihūnqī yào tā gěi tā huàxiàng, ér zǒng shì bǎizhe yī fù jiǎoróuzàozuò de zīshì.
    John’s fiancee asked him to paint her, always in an affected pose.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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摆 (bǎi): to arrange; to exhibit; to move to and fro; a pendulum

  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 罢 (bà): to stop; to cease; to dismiss

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 摆

HSK 5 Word List

  • 摆 (bǎi): to arrange; to exhibit; to move to and fro; a pendulum

HSK 6 Word List

  • 摆脱 (bǎi tuō): to break away from; to cast off (old ideas, etc.); to get rid of; to break away (from); to break out (of); to free oneself from; to extricate oneself
  • 摇摆 (yáo bǎi): to waver; swaying (of building in an earthquake)
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