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洗手间 xǐ shǒu jiān: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

洗手间 (xǐ shǒu jiān) English Meaning

  • toilet
  • lavatory
  • washroom

Traditional Characters: 洗手間

洗 forms words in:

手 forms words in:

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

间 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 我可以去洗手间吗?
    Wǒ kěyǐ qù xǐshǒujiān ma?
    May I go to the restroom?
  • 请问洗手间在哪儿?
    Qǐngwèn xǐshǒujiān zài nǎ’er?
    Where is the restroom, please?
  • 您能告诉我洗手间在哪儿吗?
    Nín néng gàosù wǒ xǐshǒujiān zài nǎ’er ma?
    Can you tell me where the toilets are?
  • 下一个广告时间,我要上洗手间。
    Xià yīgè guǎnggào shíjiān, wǒ yào shàng xǐshǒujiān.
    I am going to the bathroom during the next commercial.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 xi

洗 (xǐ): to wash; to bathe; to develop (photo)

  • 氵 (shui): water
  • 先 (xiān): first; early; prior; former; in advance
hsk 2 shou

手 (shǒu): hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; CL: 雙|双(shuāng),隻|只(zhī)

  • (shǒu): hand
hsk 2 jian

间 (jiān): between; among; within a definite time or space; room; section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars; classifier for rooms

  •  (mén): gate
  •  (rì): sun

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 洗

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 手

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 对手(duì shǒu):  opponent; adversary; rival; competitor
  • 分手(fēn shǒu):  to part company; to split up; to break up
  • 手工(shǒu gōng):  handwork; manual
  • 手术(shǒu shù):  surgical operation; operation; surgery; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 手套(shǒu tào):  glove; mitten; CL:  双(shuāng), 只(zhī)
  • 手续(shǒu xù):  formalities; procedures; CL:  道(dào), 個|个(gè)
  • 手指(shǒu zhǐ):  finger; CL:  個|个(gè), 只(zhī)
  • 随手(suí shǒu):  conveniently; without extra trouble; while doing it; in passing
  • 握手(wò shǒu):  to shake hands

HSK 6 Word List

  • 爱不释手(ài bù shì shǒu):  to love something too much to part with it (idiom); to fondle admiringly
  • 把手(bǎshǒu):  handle; grip; knob
  • 不择手段(bù zé shǒu duàn):  by fair means or foul; by hook or by crook; unscrupulously
  • 动手(dòng shǒu):  to hit with hands or fists; to start work; to touch
  • 拿手(ná shǒu):  expert in; good at
  • 手法(shǒu fǎ):  technique; trick; skill
  • 手势(shǒu shì):  gesture; sign; signal
  • 手艺(shǒu yì):  craftmanship; workmanship; handicraft; trade
  • 凶手(xiōng shǒu):  assailant; murderer; assassin
  • 选手(xuǎn shǒu):  contestant; athlete
  • 助手(zhù shǒu):  assistant; helper
  • 着手(zhuó shǒu):  to put one’s hand to it; to start out on a task; to set out

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 间

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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