次 cì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

次 (cì) English Meaning

  • next in sequence
  • second
  • the second (day, time, etc.)
  • secondary
  • vice-
  • sub-
  • infra-
  • inferior quality
  • substandard 
  • order
  • sequence
  • hypo- (chemistry)
  • classifier for enumerated events: time

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Sample Sentences

  • 政府迟迟才谴责是次暴行。
    Zhèngfǔ chí chí cái qiǎnzé shì cì bàoxíng.
    The Government has been dilatory in condemning the outrage.
  • 她有六次因盗窃而被判刑。
    Tā yǒu liù cì yīn dàoqiè ér bèi pànxíng.
    She has six convictions for theft.
  • 在那次地震中数百万人死亡。
    Zài nà cì dìzhèn zhōng shù bǎi wàn rén sǐwáng.
    Millions were killed in that earthquake.
  • 我希望你旁听一下边次会议。
    Wǒ xīwàng nǐ pángtīng yīxià bian cì huìyì.
    I’d like you to sit in on this meeting.
  • 他在那次事故中脊柱受了伤。
    Tā zài nà cì shìgù zhōng jǐzhù shòule shāng.
    He had a spinal injury in that accident.

Stroke Order & Character Components

次 (cì): next in sequence; second; the second (day, time, etc.); secondary; vice-; sub-; infra-; inferior quality; substandard; order; sequence; hypo- (chemistry); classifier for enumerated events: time

  •  (bīng): ice
  •  (qiàn): tired
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