块 kuài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

块 (kuài) English Meaning

  • unit of currency
  • lump (of earth)
  • chunk
  • piece
  • classifier for currency, pieces of cloth, cake, soap, etc.
  • (coll.)

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 那有两块蛋糕。
    Nà yǒu liǎng kuài dàngāo.
    There were two pieces of cake.
  • 我吃了三块蛋糕。
    Wǒ chīle sān kuài dàngāo.
    I ate three pieces of cake.
  • 这块布料染的不好。
    Zhè kuài bùliào rǎn de bù hǎo.
    This piece of cloth has bad coloration.
  • 这块铁皮被敲平了。
    Zhè kuài tiěpí bèi qiāo píngle.
    The piece of iron was pounded out.
  • 你脸上有块煤灰污迹。
    Nǐ liǎn shàng yǒu kuài méi huī wū jī.
    You’ve got a smudge of soot on your cheek.

Stroke Order & Character Components

块 (kuài): unit of currency; lump (of earth); chunk; piece; classifier for pieces of cloth, cake, soap, etc.; colloquial word for yuan (or other unit of currency such as Hong Kong or US dollar, etc.), usually as 块钱

  • (tǔ): earth
  • (guài): decisive;
  • (dà): big
  • (ya): second, hand
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