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画 huà: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

画 (huà) English Meaning

  • to draw
  • picture
  • painting
  • classifier for paintings etc
  • variant of 劃|划(huà)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (fú)
  • (zhāng)

Sample Sentences

  • 画一个圈。
    Huà yīgè quān.
    Draw a circle.
  • 这些画很美。
    Zhèxiē huà hěn měi.
    These paintings are beautiful.
  • 给我画只绵羊。
    Gěi wǒ huà zhǐ miányáng.
    Draw me a sheep!
  • 这幅画值很多钱。
    Zhè fú huà zhí hěnduō qián.
    This painting is worth a great deal of money.
  • 他画了一幅狗的画。
    Tā huàle yīfú gǒu de huà.
    He painted a picture of a dog.
  • 在这里画一条直线。
    Zài zhèlǐ huà yītiáo zhíxiàn.
    Draw a straight line here.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 hua 4
  • 一(yī): one
  • 田(tián): field
  • 凵(qiǎn): container

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 画

HSK 3 Word List

  • 画(huà): to draw; picture; painting; CL: 幅(fu2), 张(zhāng)

HSK 5 Word List

  • 动画片(dòng huà piān): cartoon; animation

HSK 6 Word List

  • 画蛇添足(huà shé tiān zú): lit. draw legs on a snake (idiom); fig. to ruin the effect by adding something superfluous; to overdo it
  • 漫画 (màn huà): caricature; cartoon; Japanese manga
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