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故事 gù shi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

故事 (gù shi) English Meaning

  • story
  • tale
  • narrative

Traditional Characters: 故事

故 forms words in:

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

事 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 故事很有趣。
    Gùshì hěn yǒuqù.
    The story was amusing.
  • 故事十分有趣。
    Gùshì shífēn yǒuqù.
    The story was very interesting.
  • 这个故事是真的。
    Zhège gùshì shì zhēn de.
    This is a true story.
  • 我相信那个故事。
    Wǒ xiāngxìn nàgè gùshì.
    I believe that story.
  • 谁写了这个故事?
    Shéi xiěle zhège gùshì?
    Who wrote this story?
  • 他编了这个故事。
    Tā biānle zhège gùshì.
    He made up the story.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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故 (gù): ancient; former; old; happening; instance; reason; cause; intentional; friend; therefore; hence; (of people) to die, dead

  • 古 (gǔ): ancient; old; paleo-
  • 攵 (suī): to bump / hand
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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 故

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 变故(biàn gù): an unforeseen event; accident; misfortune
  • 故乡(gù xiāng): home; homeland; native place; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 故障(gù zhàng): malfunction; breakdown; defect; shortcoming; fault; failure; impediment; error; bug (in software)
  • 事故(shì gù): accident; CL: 桩(zhuang1), 起(qǐ), 次(cì)
  • 缘故(yuán gù): reason; cause

*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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