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拿 ná: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

拿 (ná) English Meaning

  • to hold
  • to seize
  • to catch
  • to apprehend
  • to take
  • (used in the same way as 把 bǎ: to mark the following noun as a direct object)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 拿本书读!
    Ná běn shū dú!
    Take a book and read it.
  • 拿你想要的。
    Ná nǐ xiǎng yào de.
    Take whichever one you want.
  • 我将拿这把伞。
    Wǒ jiāng ná zhè bǎ sǎn.
    I’ll take this umbrella.
  • 请你拿这个好吗?
    Qǐng nǐ ná zhège hǎo ma?
    Could you take this, please?
  • 请告诉我拿哪一个。
    Qǐng gàosù wǒ ná nǎ yīgè.
    Please tell me which one to take.
  • 随便拿一块蛋糕吧。
    Suíbiàn ná yīkuài dàngāo ba.
    Take whatever cake you want.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 na
  • (hé): to close; to join; to fit; to be equal to; whole; together; round (in battle); conjunction (astronomy); 1st note of pentatonic scale; old variant of 盒(hé)
  • (shǒu): hand

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 拿

HSK 3 Word List

  • 拿(ná): to hold; to seize; to catch; to apprehend; to take

HSK 6 Word List

  • 拿手(ná shǒu): expert in; good at
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