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清楚 qīng chu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

清楚 (qīng chu ) English Meaning

  • (be) clear (about)
  • clearly understood
  • clear
  • distinct

Traditional Characters: 清楚

清 forms words in:

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

楚 is only found in HSK 3.

Sample Sentences

  • 很清楚我们要去教堂。
    Hěn qīngchǔ wǒmen yào qù jiàotáng.
    It’s clear that we’re going to the church.
  • 对不起,我没讲清楚。
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ méi jiǎng qīngchǔ.
    I’m sorry I didn’t make myself clear.
  • 我不是很清楚这个句子的意思。
    Wǒ bùshì hěn qīngchǔ zhège jùzi de yìsi.
    I do not understand the exact meaning of this sentence.
  • 她言下之意很清楚:她不愿意嫁给他。
    Tā yán xià zhī yì hěn qīngchǔ: Tā bù yuànyì jià gěi tā.
    She made it very clear that she would not marry him.
  • 很清楚,电动汽车在工艺技术上是可行的。
    Hěn qīngchǔ, diàndòng qìchē zài gōngyì jìshù shàng shì kěxíng de.
    It’s quite clear that the electric car is technically feasible.
  • 这非常清楚的表明了他没有想娶你的意图。
    Zhè fēicháng qīngchǔ de biǎomíngliǎo tā méiyǒu xiǎng qǔ nǐ de yìtú.
    It’s clear that he has no intention of marrying you.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 qing 1

清 (qīng): clear; distinct; quiet; just and honest; pure; to settle or clear up; to clean up or purge; Qing or Ch'ing dynasty of Imperial China (1644-1911); surname Qing

  • (shui): water
  • (qīng): blue/green
hsk 3 chu

楚 (chǔ): distinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; deciduous bush used in Chinese medicine (genus Vitex); punishment cane (old)

  • (mù): tree
  • (pǐ): roll, piece of cloth

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 清

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 清淡(qīng dàn): light (of food, not greasy or strongly flavored); insipid; slack (sales)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 澄清(chéng qīng): clear (of liquid); limpid; to clarify; to make something clear; to be clear (about the facts)
  • 清澈(qīng chè): clear; limpid
  • 清晨(qīng chén): early morning
  • 清除(qīng chú): eliminate; get rid of
  • 清洁(qīng jié): clean; purity
  • 清理(qīng lǐ): clear; to put in order; to check up
  • 清晰(qīng xī): clear; distinct
  • 清醒(qīng xǐng): clear-headed; sober; awake
  • 清真(qīng zhēn): Islamic; Muslim; halal (of food); clean; pure
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