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应该 yīng gāi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

应该 (yīng gāi) English Meaning

  • ought to
  • should
  • must

Traditional Characters: 應該

应 forms words in:

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

该 forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 你应该戒菸。
    Nǐ yīnggāi jièyān.
    You should quit smoking.
  • 我们应该坐下。
    Wǒmen yīnggāi zuò xià.
    We should sit down.
  • 你应该知道的。
    Nǐ yīnggāi zhīdào de.
    You should know it.
  • 你应该感谢他。
    Nǐ yīnggāi gǎnxiè tā.
    You should thank him.
  • 你应该自己做。
    Nǐ yīnggāi zìjǐ zuò.
    You must do it yourself.
  • 他应该感谢您。
    Tā yīnggāi gǎnxiè nín.
    He should thank you.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

应 (yīng): (yìng) to answer; to respond; to comply with; to deal or cope with; (yīng) to agree (to do something); should; ought to; must; (legal) shall

  • 广 (guǎng): shelter
  • ⺍ (xiǎo): small
  • 一 (yī): one

该 (gāi): should; ought to; probably; must be; to deserve; to owe; to be sb's turn to do sth; that; the above-mentioned

  • 讠 (yán): speech
  • 亥 (hài): 12th earthly branch: 9-11 p.m., 10th solar month (7th November-6th December), year of the Boar

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 应

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 该

HSK 3 Word List

应该 (yīng gāi): ought to; should; must

HSK 6 Word List

 (huó gāi): (coll.) serve somebody right; deservedly; ought; should

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