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新鲜 xīn xiān: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

新鲜 (xīn xiān) English Meaning

  • fresh (experience, food etc)
  • freshness

Traditional Characters: 新鮮

新 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

鲜 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 新鲜的食物最棒了。
    Xīnxiān de shíwù zuì bàngle.
    Fresh food is wonderful.
  • 我想吃点新鲜的鱼。
    Wǒ xiǎng chī diǎn xīnxiān de yú.
    I want to eat fresh fish.
  • 新鲜空气有益于健康。
    Xīnxiān kōngqì yǒuyì yú jiànkāng.
    Fresh air is beneficial to our health.
  • 我想呼吸一下新鲜空气。
    Wǒ xiǎng hūxī yīxià xīnxiān kōngqì.
    I want to breathe some fresh air.
  • 你仔细看看,太新鲜啦!
    Nǐ zǐxì kàn kàn, tài xīnxiān la!
    Take a good look, it’s really fresh!
  • 这些苹果看起来很新鲜。
    Zhèxiē píngguǒ kàn qǐlái hěn xīnxiān.
    These apples look very fresh.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 xin

新 (xīn): new; newly; meso- (chemistry)

  • 立 (lì): standing up
  • 朩 (děng): simplified tree
  • 亲 (qīn): parent; one’s own (flesh and blood); relative; related; marriage; bride; close; intimate; in person; first-hand; in favor of; pro-; to kiss
  • 斤 (jīn): ax / 500 grams
hsk 3 xian 1

鲜 (xiān): fresh; bright (in color); delicious; tasty; delicacy; aquatic foods

  • 鱼 (yú): fish
  • 羊 (yáng): sheep

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 新

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 创新(chuàng xīn):  innovation; to bring forth new ideas; to blaze new trails
  • 更新(gēng xīn):  to replace the old with new; to renew; to renovate; to upgrade; to update; to regenerate
  • 日新月异(rì xīn yuè yì):  daily renewal, monthly change (idiom); every day sees new developments; rapid progress
  • 新陈代谢(xīn chén dài xiè):  metabolism (biology); the new replaces the old (idiom)
  • 新郎(xīn láng):  bridegroom; groom
  • 新娘(xīn niáng):  bride
  • 新颖(xīn yǐng):  new bud; fig. new and original
  • 崭新(zhǎn xīn):  brand new

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 鲜

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 海鲜(hǎi xiān): seafood
  • 鲜艳(xiān yàn): bright-colored; gaily-colored

HSK 6 Word List

  • 鲜明(xiān míng): bright; clear-cut; distinct
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