区别 qū bié: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

区别 (qū bié) English Meaning

  • difference
  • to distinguish
  • to discriminate
  • to make a distinction

Traditional Characters:  區別

区 forms words in:

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

别 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 区别双胞胎并不容易。
    Qūbié shuāngbāotāi bìng bù róngyì.
    It is not easy to distinguish between twins.
  • 钢琴和鱼有什么区别?
    Gāngqín hé yú yǒu shé me qūbié?
    What is the difference between a piano and a fish?
  • 你能区别好书与坏书吗?
    Nǐ néng qūbié hǎo shū yǔ huài shū ma?
    Can you discriminate good books from bad?
  • 他来不来对我来说没区别。
    Tā lái bu lái duì wǒ lái shuō méi qūbié.
    It makes no difference to me whether he comes or not.
  • 你们很容易就能看出区别。
    Nǐmen hěn róngyì jiù néng kàn chū qūbié.
    You’ll be able to see the difference very easily.
  • “这”和“那”有什么区别?
    “Zhè” hé “nà” yǒu shé me qūbié?
    What is the difference between this and that?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

区 (qū): area; region; district; small; distinguish; CL:個|个(gè)

  • 匚 (fāng): open box
  • 乂: unidentified strokes

别 (bié): do not; must not; to leave; to depart; to separate; to distinguish; to classify; other; another; to pin; to stick (something) in

  •  (kǒu): mouth
  •  (lì): force
  •  (lìng): other; another; separate; separately
  •  (dāo): knife

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 区

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 地区 (dì qū): regional; local; district (not necessarily formal administrative unit); region; area; as a suffix to a city name, means prefecture or county (area administered by a prefecture-level city or county-level city); CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 别

HSK 2 Word List

  • 别(bié): do not; must not; to pin; to leave; to depart; to separate; to distinguish; to classify; other; another

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 分别(fēn bié): to part or leave each other; to distinguish; difference; in different ways; differently; separately or individually
  • 告别(gào bié): to leave; to bid farewell to; to say good-bye to
  • 个别(gè bié): individual; specific; respective; just one or two

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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