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错 cuò: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

错 (cuò) English Meaning

  • mistake
  • error
  • blunder
  • fault
  • cross
  • uneven
  • wrong

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 错。
  • 错的是你。
    Cuò de shì nǐ.
    It was you that was wrong.
  • 那是我的错。
    Nà shì wǒ de cuò.
    That was my mistake.
  • 你拐错弯了。
    Nǐ guǎi cuò wānle.
    You took the wrong turn.
  • 我们拐错弯了。
    Wǒmen guǎi cuò wānle.
    We took a wrong turn.
  • 你拿错钥匙了。
    Nǐ ná cuò yàoshile.
    You took the wrong key.

Stroke Order & Character Components

错 (cuò): mistake; wrong; bad; interlocking; complex; to grind; to polish; to alternate; to stagger; to miss; to let slip; to evade; to inlay with gold or silver

  •  (jīn): gold / metal
  •  (xī): former times; the past; Taiwan pronunciation xí
  • 廿 (niàn): twenty (20), in a limited number of set expressions; also written using banker’s character
  •  (rì): sun

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 错

HSK 2 Word List

  • 错(cuò): mistake; error; blunder; fault; cross; uneven; wrong; CL:  個|个(gè)

HSK 4 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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