号 hào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

号 (hào) English Meaning

  •  ordinal number
  • day of a month
  • mark
  • sign
  • business
  • establishment
  • size
  • ship suffix
  • horn (wind instrument)
  • bugle call
  • assumed name
  • to take a pulse
  • classifier used to indicate number of people 

Traditional Character:

Sample Sentences

  • 你的生日是几号?
    Nǐ de shēngrì shì jǐ hào?
    What’s your date of birth?
  • 你穿几号的鞋子?
    Nǐ chuān jǐ hào de xiézi?
    What size shoes do you wear?
  • 我的房间号是多少?
    Wǒ de fángjiān hào shì duōshǎo?
    What’s my room number?
  • 你家的电话号码几号?
    Nǐ jiā de diànhuà hàomǎ jǐ hào?
    What’s your home phone number?
  • 号兵吹出告警的号声。
    Hào bīng chuīchū gàojǐng de hào shēng.
    A trumpeter sent out a warning blast.

Stroke Order & Character Components

号 (hào): ordinal number; day of a month; mark; sign; business establishment; size; ship suffix; horn (wind instrument); bugle call; assumed name; to take a pulse; classifier used to indicate number of people

  • 口 (kǒu): mouth
  • 丂 (kǎo): breath’ or ‘sigh’ component in Chinese characters
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