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声音 shēng yīn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

声音 (shēng yīn) English Meaning

  • voice
  • sound

Traditional Characters: 聲音

声 forms words in:

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

音 forms words in:

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Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (ge)

Sample Sentences

  • 甚么声音?
    Shénme shēngyīn?
    What is that sound?
  • 她的声音悦耳。
    Tā de shēngyīnyuè’ěr.
    She has an agreeable voice.
  • 光比声音速度快。
    Guāng bǐ shēngyīn sùdù kuài.
    Light travels faster than sound.
  • 那种声音很刺耳。
    Nà zhǒng shēngyīn hěn cì’ěr.
    The sound was very discordant.
  • 他的声音很好听。
    Tā de shēngyīn hěn hǎotīng.
    He has a sweet voice.
  • 她的声音令人愉快。
    Tā de shēngyīn lìng rén yúkuài.
    She has a pleasant voice.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 sheng

声 (shēng): voice; sound; tone; noise; classifier for sounds

  • 士(shì): scholar
  • 眉(méi): eyebrow; upper margin
hsk 3 yin

音 (yīn): sound; noise; note (of musical scale); tone; news; syllable; reading (phonetic value of a character)

  •  (yīn): sound

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 声

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 声调(shēng diào): tone; note; a tone (on a Chinese syllable); CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 声明(shēng míng): statement; declaration; CL: 项(xiàng), 份(fèn)
  • 声势(shēng shì): momentum
  • 声誉(shēng yù): reputation; fame
  • 相声(xiàng sheng): comic dialog; sketch; crosstalk;
  • 鸦雀无声(yā què wú shēng ): lit. crow and peacock make no sound; absolute silence (idiom); not a single voice can be heard; absolute silence

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 音

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 录音(lù yīn): to record (sound); sound-recording; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 拼音(pīn yīn ): pinyin (Chinese romanization); phonetic writing

HSK 6 Word List

  • 口音(kǒu yīn): accent
  • 收音机(shōu yīn jī): radio; CL: 台(tái)
  • 音响(yīn xiǎng): speakers or speaker (electronic); acoustics; sound field (in a room or theater)
  • 噪音(zào yīn): rumble; noise; static
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