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发 fā: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

发 (fā) English Meaning

  • to send out
  • to show (one’s feeling)
  • to issue
  • to develop
  • to make a bundle of money
  • classifier for gunshots (rounds)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 我发烧了。
    Wǒ fāshāole.
    I have a fever.
  • 你发烧了吗?
    Nǐ fāshāole ma?
    Do you have a fever?
  • 昨天我发高烧了
    Zuótiān wǒ fā gāoshāole
    Yesterday I had a high fever.
  • 他梦想发大财。
    tā mèngxiǎng fā dà cái.
    He dreamed of making a fortune.
  • 这个女人发烧了。
    Zhège nǚrén fà shāo le.
    The woman has a fever.
  • 突然发生了鼠疫。
    Túrán fāshēngle shǔyì.
    The plague has broken out.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 fa
  • 𠂇: hand
  • 丶 (zhǔ): stroke
  • 又 (yòu): still / hand

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 发

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 发表(fā biǎo): to publish; to issue; to put out; to issue (a statement);
  • 发愁(fā chóu): to worry; to fret; to be anxious; to become sad
  • 发达(fā dá): developed (country, etc.); flourishing; to develop
  • 发抖(fā dǒu): to tremble; to shake; to shiver; to shudder; tremulous
  • 发挥(fā huī): to display; to exhibit; to bring out implicit or innate qualities; to express (a thought or moral); to develop (an idea); to elaborate (on a theme)
  • 发明(fā míng): to invent; invention; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 发票(fā piào): invoice; receipt or bill for purchase
  • 发言(fā yán): to make a speech; statement; utterance
  • 开发(kāi fā): exploit (a resource); open up (for development); to develop
  • 启发(qǐfā): to enlighten; to explain and arouse interest; to inspire; inspiration; heuristic (attributively); to teach; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 颁发(bān fā): to issue; to promulgate; to award
  • 爆发(bào fā): to break out; to erupt; to explode; to burst out
  • 迸发(bèng fā): to burst out; to gush; to spurt
  • 发布(fā bù): to release; to issue; to announce; to distribute; also written 發发布(fā bù)
  • 发财(fā cái): to get rich
  • 发呆(fā dāi): to daydream; lost in thought
  • 发动(fā dòng): to start; to launch; to unleash; to mobilize; to arouse
  • 发觉(fā jué): to find; to detect; to discover
  • 发射(fā shè): to shoot (a projectile); to fire (a rocket); to launch; to emit (a particle); to discharge; emanation; emission
  • 发誓(fā shì): to vow; to pledge; to swear
  • 发行(fā xíng): to publish; to issue (stocks, currency, etc.); to release; to distribute (a film)
  • 发炎(fā yán): inflamed from infection or injury; inflammation
  • 发扬(fā yáng): to develop; to make full use of
  • 发育(fā yù): to develop; growth; development
  • 激发(jī fā): to arouse; to excite
  • 批发(pī fā): wholesale; bulk trade; distribution
  • 散发(sàn fā): distribute; emit; issue
  • 蒸发(zhēng fā): to evaporate; evaporation
  • 自发(zì fā): spontaneous

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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