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准备 zhǔn bèi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

准备 (zhǔn bèi) English Meaning

  • preparation
  • prepare

Traditional Characters: 准備

准 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

备 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 我正准备打电话给你。
    Wǒ zhèng zhǔnbèi dǎ diànhuà gěi nǐ.
    I was just about to call you.
  • 你应该作最坏的准备。
    Nǐ yīnggāi zuò zuì huài de zhǔnbèi.
    You should prepare for the worst.
  • 我不准备和苏西结婚。
    Wǒ bù zhǔnbèi hé sū xī jiéhūn.
    I’m not about to marry Suzie.
  • 留点力气准备攀登吧。
    Liú diǎn lìqì zhǔnbèi pāndēng ba.
    Save your strength for the climb.
  • 是你准备好茶的时候了。
    Shì nǐ zhǔnbèi hǎo chá de shíhòule.
    It’s about time you got the tea ready.
  • 明天你能准备好离开吗?
    Míngtiān nǐ néng zhǔnbèi hǎo líkāi ma?
    Can you be ready to leave tomorrow?

Stroke Order & Character Components

准 (zhǔn): to allow; to grant; in accordance with; in the light of

  •  (bīng): ice
  •  (zhuī): short-tailed bird

备 (bèi): to prepare; get ready; to provide or equip

  •  (zhǐ): to go
  •  (tián): field

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 准

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 备

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 具备(jù bèi):  to possess; to have; equipped with; able to fulfill (conditions or requirements)
  • 设备(shè bèi):  equipment; facilities; installations; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 责备(zé bèi):  to blame; to criticize

HSK 6 Word List

  • 备份(bèi fèn):  backup
  • 备忘录(bèi wàng lù):  memorandum; aide-memoire; memorandum book
  • 筹备(chóu bèi):  preparations; to get ready for something
  • 储备(chǔbèi):  to store up; reserves
  • 戒备(jiè bèi):  to take precautions; to guard against (emergency)
  • 配备(pèi bèi):  to allocate; to provide; to outfit with
  • 完备(wán bèi):  faultless; complete; perfect; to leave nothing to be desired
  • 装备(zhuāng bèi):  equipment; to equip; to outfit

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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