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锻炼 duàn liàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

锻炼 (duàn liàn) English Meaning

  • to engage in physical exercise
  • to toughen
  • to temper

Traditional Characters: 鍛煉

锻 is only found in HSK 3.

炼 forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 本事不是天生的,是锻炼出来的。
    Běnshì bùshì tiānshēng de, shì duànliàn chūlái de.
    Ability is not innate, but comes through practice.
  • 早上妈妈喜欢去锻炼身体。
    Zǎoshang māmā xǐhuān qù duànliàn shēntǐ.
    In the morning mother likes to exercise her body.
  • 我今天锻炼了吗?
    Wǒ jīntiān duànliànle ma?
    Have I exercised today? 
  • 我开始每天都锻炼。
    Wǒ kāishǐ měitiān dū duànliàn.
    I began training every day. 
  • 你喜欢锻炼吗?
    Nǐ xǐhuān duànliàn ma?
    Do you like to exercise? 
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 duan

锻 (duàn): to forge; to discipline; wrought

  • 钅 (jīn): gold / metal
  • 段 (duàn): paragraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread, etc.
hsk 3 lian

炼 (liàn): to refine; to smelt

  • 火 (huǒ): fire
  • 车 (chē): car
  • 乛 (ya): second, hand

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 炼

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 提炼(tí liàn): to extract (ore, minerals, etc.); to refine; to purify; to process
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