严重 yán zhòng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

严重 (yán zhòng) English Meaning

  • serious
  • severe
  • critical
  • grave

Traditional Characters:  嚴重

严 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

重 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all. PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced chóng in other HSK levels.

Sample Sentences

  • 严重吗?
    Yánzhòng ma?
    Is it serious?
  • 情况非常严重。
    Qíngkuàng fēicháng yánzhòng.
    The situation is very serious.
  • 昨夜有严重霜冻。
    Zuóyè yǒu yánzhòng shuāngdòng.
    There was a severe frost last night.
  • 这个问题很严重。
    Zhège wèntí hěn yánzhòng.
    It’s a serious problem.
  • 酒驾是个严重的问题。
    Jiǔjià shìgè yánzhòng de wèntí.
    Drunk driving is a serious problem.
  • 耳聋算是严重的缺陷。
    Ěrlóng suànshì yánzhòng de quēxiàn.
    Deafness can be a serious handicap.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

严 (yán): tight (closely sealed); stern; strict; rigorous; severe; father

  •  (yán): tight (closely sealed); stern; strict; rigorous; severe; father
  • /: unidentified strokes

重 (zhòng): heavy; serious; to attach importance to

  • 千 (qiān): thousand
  • 里 (lǐ): neighborhood

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 严

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 重

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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