以 yǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

以 (yǐ) English Meaning

  • to use as
  • according to
  • because of

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 他以写作为生。
    Tā yǐ xiězuò wéi shēng.
    He lives by his pen.
  • 她以教书为生。
    Tā yǐ jiāoshū wéi shēng.
    She lives by teaching.
  • 以无穷数乘y。
    Yǐ wúqióng shù chéng y.
    Multiply y by infinity.
  • 他以行乞为生。
    Tā yǐ xíngqǐ wéi shēng.
    He lives by begging.
  • 他以音乐见长。
    Tā yǐ yīnyuè jiàncháng.
    He is good at music.
  • 伦敦以雾着名。
    Lúndūn yǐ wùzhe míng.
    London is famous for its fog.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

以 (yǐ): to use; by means of; according to; in order to; because of; at (a certain date or place)

  • : *
  •  (zhǔ): stroke
  •  (rén): man

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 以

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 以(yǐ):  to use as; according to; because of
  • 以为(yǐwéi):  to believe; to think; to consider; to be under the impression

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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