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用 yòng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

用 (yòng) English Meaning

  • to use
  • to employ
  • to have to
  • to eat or drink
  • expense or outlay
  • usefulness
  • hence
  • therefore

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 筷子怎么用?
    Kuàizi zěnme yòng?
    How do I use chopsticks?
  • 用圆规画圆。
    Yòng yuánguī huà yuán.
    Use your compass to draw a circle.
  • 你用多少糖?
    Nǐ yòng duōshǎo táng?
    How much sugar do you use?
  • 我们用口进食。
    Wǒmen yòng kǒu jìnshí.
    We eat with our mouths.
  • 用剪刀剪图片。
    Yòng jiǎndāo jiǎn túpiàn.
    Use scissors to cut out the pictures.
  • 我钱已经用完了。
    Wǒ qián yǐjīng yòng wánliǎo.
    I have run out of money.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

用 (yòng): to use; to employ; to have to; to eat or drink; expense or outlay; usefulness; hence; therefore

  • (yòng): to use

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 用

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 使用(shǐyòng): to use; to employ; to apply; to make use of
  • 作用(zuò yòng): to act on; to affect; action; function; activity; impact; result; effect; purpose; intent; to play a role; corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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