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筷子 kuài zi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

筷子 (kuài zi) English Meaning

  • chopsticks

Traditional Characters: 筷子

筷 is only found in HSK 3.

子 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (duì)
  • (gēn)
  • (bǎ)
  • (shuāng)

Sample Sentences

  • 筷子怎么用?
    Kuàizi zěnme yòng?
    How do I use chopsticks?
  • 露西不会用筷子。
    Lù xī bù huì yòng kuàizi.
    Lucy can’t use chopsticks.
  • 中国人用筷子吃饭。
    Zhōngguó rén yòng kuàizi chīfàn.
    The Chinese eat with chopsticks.
  • 我们用筷子,不用刀叉。
    Wǒmen yòng kuàizi, bùyòng dāo chā.
    We use chopsticks in place of knives and forks.
  • 崔西在那之前从来没有使用过筷子。
    Cuī xī zài nà zhīqián cónglái méiyǒu shǐyòngguò kuàizi.
    Tracy had never used chopsticks before then.
  • 一只碗,一双筷子就是他的全部家产。
    Yī zhǐ wǎn, yīshuāng kuàizi jiùshì tā de quánbù jiāchǎn.
    A bowl and a pair of chopsticks are all the property he has.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

筷 (kuài): chopstick

  • (shì): bamboo
  • (kuài): rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plain-spoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant

子 (zi): (noun suffix); child; small thing

  • (zi): child

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 子

HSK 1 Word List

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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