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借 jiè: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

借 (jiè) English Meaning

  • to lend
  • to borrow
  • by means of
  • to take (an opportunity)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 有借有还。
    Yǒu jiè yǒu hái.
    You should return what you borrow.
  • 请借我你的刀。
    Qǐng jiè wǒ nǐ de dāo.
    Please lend me your knife.
  • 借我一些书看。
    Jiè wǒ yīxiē shū kàn.
    Lend me some books to read.
  • 我能借这本书吗?
    Wǒ néng jiè zhè běn shū ma?
    May I borrow this book?
  • 你能借我些钱吗?
    Nǐ néng jiè wǒ xiē qián ma?
    Would you please lend me some money?
  • 在哪里能借到车?
    Zài nǎlǐ néng jiè dào chē?
    Where can I borrow a car?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 jie 4
  • 亻(rén): man
  • 昔(xī): former times; the past; Taiwan pronunciation “xí”

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 借

HSK 3 Word List

  • 借(jiè): to lend; to borrow; excuse; pretext; by means of; to seize (an opportunity); to take (an opportunity)

HSK 5 Word List

  • 借口(jiè kǒu): to use as an excuse; on the pretext

HSK 6 Word List

  • 借鉴(jiè jiàn): to use other people’s experience; to borrow from a source; to use as reference
  • 借助(jiè zhù): to draw support from; with the help of
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