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现在 xiànzài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

现在 (xiànzài) English Meaning

  • now
  • at present
  • at the moment
  • modern
  • current
  • nowadays

Traditional Characters: 現在

Sample Sentences

  • 现在呢?
    Xiànzài ne?
    And now?
  • 现在就做。
    Xiànzài jiù zuò.
    Do it now.
  • 现在太晚了。
    Xiànzài tài wǎnle.
    It’s too late now.
  • 现在您忙吗?
    Xiànzài nín máng ma?
    Are you busy now?
  • 现在几点了?
    Xiànzài jǐ diǎnle?
    What is the time?
  • 我现在很忙。
    Wǒ xiànzài hěn máng.
    I am busy now.

Stroke Order & Character Components

现 (xiàn): to appear; present; now; existing; current

  • (yù): jade
  • (jiàn): to see

现 (zài): (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)

  • 𠂇: hand
  • 丨 (gǔn): line
  • 土 (tǔ): earth
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