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生日 shēng rì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

生日 (shēng rì) English Meaning

  • birthday

Traditional Characters: 生日

生 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

日 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 明天是我生日。
    Míngtiān shì wǒ shēngrì.
    Tomorrow’s my birthday.
  • 昨天是我的生日。
    Zuótiān shì wǒ de shēngrì.
    Yesterday was my birthday.
  • 今天是我的生日。
    Jīntiān shì wǒ de shēngrì.
    Today is my birthday.
  • 后天是汤姆的生日。
    Hòutiān shì tāngmǔ de shēngrì.
    The day after tomorrow is Tom’s birthday.
  • 汤姆的生日是昨天。
    Tāngmǔ de shēngrì shì zuótiān.
    Tom’s birthday was yesterday.

Stroke Order & Character Components

生 (shēng): to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student

  • (shēng): be born
hsk 2 ri

日 (rì): sun; day; date, day of the month

  •  (rì): sun 

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 生

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 生气(shēngqì): angry; mad; offended; animated; to get angry; to be enraged; to take offense; animation

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 日

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 日常(rì cháng):  daily; everyday
  • 日程(rì chéng):  schedule; itinerary; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 日历(rì lì):  calendar; CL:  张(zhāng), 本(běn)
  • 日期(rì qī):  date (calendar); CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 日用品(rì yòng pǐn):  articles for daily use; CL:  件(jiàn), 個|个(gè)
  • 日子(rì zi):  a given day (calendar); days of one’s life; time

HSK 6 Word List

  • 日新月异(rì xīn yuè yì):  daily renewal, monthly change (idiom); every day sees new developments; rapid progress
  • 日益(rì yì):  day by day; more and more; increasingly; more and more with each passing day
  • 昔日(xī rì):  formerly; in olden days
  • 与日俱增(yǔrì jù zēng):  to increase steadily; to grow with each passing day

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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