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动物 dòng wù: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

动物 (dòng wù) English Meaning

  • animal

Traditional Characters: 動物

动 forms words in:

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

物 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (zhī)
  • (qún)
  • (ge)

Sample Sentences

  • 这只动物比那只大。
    Zhè zhǐ dòngwù bǐ nà zhǐ dà.
    This animal is bigger than that one.
  • 那种动物靠肉食为生。
    Nà zhǒng dòngwù kào ròushí wéi shēng.
    That animal feeds on flesh.
  • 熊猫现在是稀有动物。
    Xióngmāo xiànzài shì xīyǒu dòngwù.
    The panda is now a rare animal.
  • 马是种很有用的动物。
    Mǎ shì zhǒng hěn yǒuyòng de dòngwù.
    The horse is a useful animal.
  • 海豚是十分聪明的动物。
    Hǎitún shì shífēn cōngmíng de dòngwù.
    The dolphin is a very intelligent animal.
  • 我知道这种动物的名字。
    Wǒ zhīdào zhè zhǒng dòngwù de míngzì.
    I know the name of this animal.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

动 (dòng): (of sth) to move; to set in movement; to displace; to touch; to make use of; to stir (emotions); to alter; abbreviation for 動詞|动词(dòng cí), verb

  • 云 (yún): cloud; CL: 朵(duǒ);
  • 力 (lì): force

物 (wù): thing; object; matter; abbr. for physics 物理

  •  (niu): beef
  •  (wù): do not

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 动

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 动画片(dòng huà piān):  cartoon; animation
  • 劳动(láo dòng):  physical labor; work; toil; CL:  次(cì)
  • 生动(shēng dòng):  vivid; lively
  • 行动(xíng dòng):  action; to move; operation; mobile; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 移动(yí dòng):  to move; movement; migration; mobile; portable
  • 振动(zhèn dòng):  vibration
  • 主动(zhǔdòng):  to take the initiative; to do something of one’s own accord; active; opposite:  passive被被动(bèi dòng); drive (of gears and shafts, etc.)
  • 自动(zì dòng):  automatic; voluntarily

HSK 6 Word List

  • 被动(bèi dòng):  passive (not taking initiative)
  • 冲动(chōng dòng):  impetus; impulse; emotional impulse; impulsive
  • 调动(diào dòng):  to transfer; to maneuver (troops, etc.)
  • 动荡(dòng dàng):  unrest (social or political); turmoil; upheaval; commotion
  • 动机(dòng jī):  motor; locomotive; motive; motivation; intention
  • 动静(dòng jìng):  sound of activity or people talking; news of activity
  • 动力(dòng lì):  power; motion; propulsion; force
  • 动脉(dòng mài):  artery
  • 动身(dòng shēn):  go on a journey; leave
  • 动手(dòng shǒu):  to hit with hands or fists; to start work; to touch
  • 动态(dòng tài):  development; trend; dynamic state; movement; moving
  • 动员(dòng yuán):  mobilize; arouse; CL:  次(cì), 個|个(gè)
  • 发动(fā dòng):  to start; to launch; to unleash; to mobilize; to arouse
  • 鼓动(gǔdòng):  to agitate; to arouse; to instigate; to encite
  • 轰动(hōng dòng):  sensation; stir
  • 机动(jī dòng):  locomotive; motorized; power-driven; adaptable; flexible (use, treatment, timing, etc.)
  • 惊动(jīng dòng):  alarm; alert; disturb
  • 举动(jǔdòng):  act; action; activity; move; movement
  • 无动于衷(wú dòng yú zhōng):  aloof; indifferent; unconcerned

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 物

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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