下 xià: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

下 (xià) English Meaning

  • below
  • down
  • downwards
  • lower
  • later
  • next (week, etc.)
  • second (of two parts)
  • to decline
  • to go down
  • to arrive at (a decision, conclusion, etc.)
  • measure word to show the frequency of an action

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 雨会下多久?
    Yǔ huì xià duōjiǔ?
    How long will this rain go on?
  • 他跑下楼梯。
    Tā pǎo xià lóutī.
    He ran down the stairs.
  • 下周一开学。
    Xià zhōuyī kāixué.
    School will start next Monday.
  • 她下五楼去了。
    Tā xià wǔ lóu qùle.
    She went down to the fifth floor.
  • 大雨滂沱而下。
    Dàyǔ pāngtuó ér xià.
    The rain was coming down in sheets.
  • 下着倾盆大雨。
    Xiàzhe qīngpén dàyǔ.
    The rain came down in torrents.

Stroke Order & Character Components

下 (xià): below; down; downwards; lower; later; next (week, etc.); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down; to arrive at (a decision, conclusion, etc.); measure word to show the frequency of an action

  • (yī): one
  • (gǔn): line
  • (zhǔ): stroke
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