着急 zháo jí: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

着急 (zháo jí) English Meaning

  • to worry
  • to feel anxious

Traditional Characters: 著急

着 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.  PLEASE NOTE: 着 is pronounced zhe in other HSK levels.

急 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 不要着急, 这项工程会有好结果的
    Bùyào zhāojí, Zhè xiàng gōngchéng huì yǒu hǎo jiéguǒ de
    Don’t worry, this project will come out in the wash.
  • 他原来很着急,我总算把他的情绪稳定下来了。
    Tā yuánlái hěn zhāojí, wǒ zǒngsuàn bǎ tā de qíngxù wěndìng xiàláile.
    He had been quite anxious, but I managed to settle his mind.
  • 别为几个差错着急,迟早一切都会得到圆满解决的。
    Bié wèi jǐ gè chācuò zhāojí, chízǎo yīqiè dūhuì dédào yuánmǎn jiějué de.
    Don’t worry about a few mistakes; it’ll all come out in the wash.
  • 我很着急。
    Wǒ hěn zhāojí.
    I’m really worried.
  • 她更着急了。
    Tā gèng zhāojíle.
    She grew even more worried.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 zhe

着(zhe): particle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like -ing ending

  •  (rèn): sheep
  •  (mù): eye
hsk 3 ji

急 (jí): urgent; pressing; rapid; hurried; worried; to make (somebody) anxious

  • ク (dāo): knife
  • 彐 (jì): snout
  • 心 (xīn): heart

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 着

HSK 2 Word List

  • 着(zhe):  particle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like -ing ending

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 接着(jiē zhe):  to catch and hold on; to continue; to go on to do something; to follow; to carry on; then; after that; subsequently; to proceed; to ensue; in turn; in one’s turn
  • 随着(suí zhe):  along with; in the wake of; following

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 急

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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