占线 zhàn xiàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

占线 (zhàn xiàn) English Meaning

  • busy (telephone)

Traditional Characters:  佔線

占 forms words in:

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

线 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 可惜电话占线。
    Kěxí diànhuà zhànxiàn.
    The number is unfortunately busy.
  • 我给史密斯先生的打电话,结果占线了。
    Wǒ gěi shǐmìsī xiānshēng de dǎ diànhuà, jiéguǒ zhànxiànle.
    I tried to call Mr. Smith, but the line is busy.
  • 我想给史密斯先生打个电话,但一直占线。
    Wǒ xiǎng gěi shǐmìsī xiānshēng dǎ gè diànhuà, dàn yīzhí zhànxiàn.
    I tried to call Mr. Smith, but the line had been busy.
  • 对不起,占线。
    Duìbùqǐ, zhànxiàn.
    I’m sorry, the line is engaged.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

占 (zhàn): to take possession of; to occupy; to take up

  •  (bo): divination
  •  (kǒu): mouth

线 (xiàn): thread; string; wire; line; CL:條|条(tiáo), 股(gǔ), 根(gēn)

  •  (sī): silk
  •  (jiān): narrow; small

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 占

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 线

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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