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词典 cí diǎn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

词典 (cí diǎn) English Meaning

  • dictionary (of Chinese compound words)

Traditional Characters: 詞典

词 forms words in:

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

典 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (bù)
  • (běn)

Sample Sentences

  • 我有词典。
    Wǒ yǒu cídiǎn.
    I have the dictionary.
  • 这词典不好。
    Zhè cídiǎn bù hǎo.
    This dictionary is no good.
  • 那是一本词典。
    Nà shì yī běn cídiǎn.
    It’s a dictionary.
  • 你有英语词典吗?
    Nǐ yǒu yīngyǔ cídiǎn ma?
    Do you have an English dictionary?
  • 我想买这本词典。
    Wǒ xiǎng mǎi zhè běn cídiǎn.
    I want to buy this dictionary.
  • 我想要本好词典。
    Wǒ xiǎng yào běn hǎo cídiǎn.
    I want a good dictionary.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 ci

词 (cí): word; statement; speech; lyrics; CL: 組|组(zǔ), 個|个(gè); classical Chinese poem; CL: 首(shǒu)

  • 讠 (yán): speech
  • 司 (sī): to take charge of; to manage; department (under a ministry)
hsk 3 dian

典 (diǎn): standard work of scholarship; canon; law; literary quotation or allusion; ceremony; to be in charge of; to mortgage or pawn

  • 曲 (qū): bent; crooked; wrong; yeast;
  • 八 (bā): eight / separate

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 词

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 词语(cí yǔ): word (general term including monosyllables through to short phrases); term (e.g. technical term); expression

HSK 5 Word List

  • 词汇(cí huì): Word; list of words (e.g. for language teaching purposes)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 典

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 古典(gǔdiǎn): classical
  • 经典(jīng diǎn): the classics; scriptures; classical

HSK 6 Word List

  • 典礼(diǎn lǐ): celebration; ceremony
  • 典型(diǎn xíng): model; typical case; archetype; typical; representative
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