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休息 xiū xi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

休息 (xiū xi) English Meaning

  • rest
  • to rest

Traditional Characters: 休息

休 forms words in:

息 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 周日我休息。
    Zhōu rì wǒ xiūxí.
    I rest on Sunday.
  • 休息结束了!
    Xiūxí jiéshùle!
    Rest time’s over!
  • 我们可以休息。
    Wǒmen kěyǐ xiūxí.
    We can rest.
  • 我躺了下来休息。
    Wǒ tǎngle xiàlái xiūxí.
    I laid down to rest.
  • 我们休息一会儿吧。
    Wǒmen xiūxí yīhuǐ’er ba.
    Let’s take a rest for a while.
  • 我们在树荫下休息。
    Wǒmen zài shù yīn xià xiūxí.
    We had a rest in the shade.

Stroke Order & Character Components

休 (xiū): to rest; to stop doing sth for a period of time; to cease; (imperative) don't

  •  (rén): man
  •  (mù): tree

息 (xī): breath; news; interest (on an investment or loan); to cease; to stop; to rest; Taiwan pronunciation "xí."

  •  (zì): personal
  •  (xīn): heart

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 休

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 退休(tuì xiū):  retirement (from work)
  • 休闲(xiū xián):  leisure; relaxation; not working; idle

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 息

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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