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同事 tóng shì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

同事 (tóng shì) English Meaning

  • colleague
  • co-worker

Traditional Characters: 同事

同 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

事 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (ge)
  • (wèi)

Sample Sentences

  • 我们同事的母亲过世了。
    Wǒmen tóngshì de mǔqīn guòshìle.
    Our colleague’s mother passed away.
  • 我的同事已经戒掉了吸烟的习惯。
    Wǒ de tóngshì yǐjīng jiè diàole xīyān de xíguàn.
    My colleague has broken off the habit of smoking.
  • 他批评以前的同事,并非出于气愤而是为他惋惜。
    Tā pīpíng yǐqián de tóngshì, bìngfēi chū yú qìfèn ér shì wèi tā wànxí.
    It was more in sorrow than in anger that he criticized his former colleague.
  • 他跟一个去中国的同事后来把圣经中的新约翻译成中文。
    Tā gēn yīgè qù zhōngguó de tóngshì hòulái bǎ shèngjīng zhōng de xīn yuē fānyì chéng zhōngwén.
    He and a colleague who went to China later translated The New Testament into Chinese.
  • 我为同事斟酒。
    Wǒ wèi tóngshì zhēn jiǔ.
    I poured my colleagues some wine.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

同 (tóng): similar; like; same; together; alike; with;

  • (jiōng): scope
  • (yī): one
  • (kǒu): mouth

事 (shì): matter; thing; item; work; affair; CL: 件(jiàn), 樁|桩(zhuāng)

  • 一 (yī): one
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth
  • 肀 (yù): pen
  • 亅 (jué): hook

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 同

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 事

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 从事(cóng shì):  to go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
  • 军事(jūn shì):  military affairs; military matters; military
  • 人事(rén shì):  human resources; personnel; human affairs; ways of the world; consciousness of the world; what is humanly possible; personnel matters; sexual awareness; sexual passion; facts of life
  • 事实(shì shí):  a fact; the fact that; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 事物(shì wù):  thing; object; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 事先(shì xiān):  in advance; before the event; beforehand; prior

HSK 6 Word List

  • 本事(běn shi):  ability; skill; source material; original story
  • 当事人(dāng shì rén):  persons involved or implicated; party (to an affair)
  • 董事长(dǒng shì zhǎng):  chairman of the board; chairman
  • 领事馆(lǐng shì guǎn):  consulate
  • 启事(qǐshì):  announcement (written, on billboard, letter, newspaper or website); to post information; a notice
  • 失事(shī shì ):  to have an accident (plane crash, shipwreck, vehicle collision, etc.); to mess things up 
  • 实事求是(shí shì qiú shì):  to seek truth from facts (idiom); to be practical and realistic
  • 时事(shí shì):  current trends; the present situation; how things are going
  • 事故(shì gù):  accident; CL:  桩(zhuāng), 起(qǐ), 次(cì)
  • 事迹(shì jì):  deed; past achievement; important event of the past
  • 事件(shì jiàn):  event; happening; incident; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 事态(shì tài):  situation; existing state of affairs
  • 事务(shì wù):  (political, economic, etc.) affairs; work
  • 事项(shì xiàng):  matter; item
  • 事业(shì yè):  undertaking; project; activity; (charitable, political or revolutionary) cause; publicly funded institution, enterprise or foundation; career; occupation; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 往事(wǎng shì):  past events; former happenings
  • 刑事(xíng shì):  criminal; penal

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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