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认真 rèn zhēn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

认真 (rèn zhēn) English Meaning

  • conscientious
  • earnest
  • serious
  • to take seriously
  • to take to heart

Traditional Characters: 認真

认 forms words in:

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

真 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 认真点。
    Rènzhēn diǎn.
    Get serious!
  • 那个管理员很认真。
    Nàgè guǎnlǐ yuán hěn rènzhēn.
    The janitor is very conscientious.
  • 他这个人有点轻薄别跟他太认真!
    Tā zhège rén yǒudiǎn qīngbó–bié gēn tā tài rènzhēn!
    He’s a bit of a philanderer — don’t take him too seriously!
  • 跟我的老师谈过后,我决定认真努力。
    Gēn wǒ de lǎoshī tán guòhòu, wǒ juédìng rènzhēn nǔlì.
    After I talked with my teacher, I decided to work hard.
  • "她生性轻浮,什么事情都不肯认真对待。"
    “Tā shēngxìng qīngfú, shénme shìqíng dōu bù kěn rènzhēn duìdài.”
    She has a frivolous nature and won’t take anything seriously.
  • 对我的批评,他只是搪塞,根本不想认真回答。
    Duì wǒ de pīpíng, tā zhǐshì tángsè, gēnběn bùxiǎng rènzhēn huídá.
    He just fenced with my criticism and made no real attempt to answer it.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

认 (rèn): to recognize; to know; to admit

  • (yán): speech
  • (rén): man

真 (zhēn): really; truly; indeed; real; true; genuine

  • 直(zhí): straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable; frank; straightforward; (indicates continuing motion or action); vertical; vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters
  • 八(bā): eight / separate
  • 目(mù): eye

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 认

HSK 1 Word List

  • 认识(rèn shi): to know; to recognize; to be familiar with; acquainted with something; knowledge; understanding; awareness; cognition

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 真

HSK 2 Word List

  • 真(zhēn):  really; truly; indeed; real; true; genuine

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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