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发生 fā shēng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

发生 (fā shēng) English Meaning

  • to happen
  • to occur
  • to take place
  • to break out

Traditional Characters:  發生

发 forms words in:

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

生 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 其实没有发生。
    Qíshí méiyǒu fāshēng.
    It didn’t actually happen.
  • 希望它不会发生。
    Xīwàng tā bù huì fāshēng.
    Hope it doesn’t happen!
  • 那是不会发生的。
    Nà shì bù huì fāshēng de.
    That’s not going to happen.
  • 我希望那会发生。
    Wǒ xīwàng nà huì fāshēng.
    I hope that happens.
  • 我不想这种事发生。
    Wǒ bùxiǎng zhè zhǒng shì fāshēng.
    I don’t want that to happen.
  • 这是战斗发生的地方。
    Zhè shì zhàndòu fāshēng dì dìfāng.
    This is where the battle took place.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 fa

发 (fā): to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop; to make a bundle of money; classifier for gunshots (rounds)

  • 𠂇: hand
  • 丶 (zhǔ): stroke
  • 又 (yòu): still / hand

生 (shēng): to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student

  • (shēng): be born

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 发

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 发表(fā biǎo): to publish; to issue; to put out; to issue (a statement);
  • 发愁(fā chóu): to worry; to fret; to be anxious; to become sad
  • 发达(fā dá): developed (country, etc.); flourishing; to develop
  • 发抖(fā dǒu): to tremble; to shake; to shiver; to shudder; tremulous
  • 发挥(fā huī): to display; to exhibit; to bring out implicit or innate qualities; to express (a thought or moral); to develop (an idea); to elaborate (on a theme)
  • 发明(fā míng): to invent; invention; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 发票(fā piào): invoice; receipt or bill for purchase
  • 发言(fā yán): to make a speech; statement; utterance
  • 开发(kāi fā): exploit (a resource); open up (for development); to develop
  • 启发(qǐfā): to enlighten; to explain and arouse interest; to inspire; inspiration; heuristic (attributively); to teach; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 颁发(bān fā): to issue; to promulgate; to award
  • 爆发(bào fā): to break out; to erupt; to explode; to burst out
  • 迸发(bèng fā): to burst out; to gush; to spurt
  • 发布(fā bù): to release; to issue; to announce; to distribute; also written 發发布(fā bù)
  • 发财(fā cái): to get rich
  • 发呆(fā dāi): to daydream; lost in thought
  • 发动(fā dòng): to start; to launch; to unleash; to mobilize; to arouse
  • 发觉(fā jué): to find; to detect; to discover
  • 发射(fā shè): to shoot (a projectile); to fire (a rocket); to launch; to emit (a particle); to discharge; emanation; emission
  • 发誓(fā shì): to vow; to pledge; to swear
  • 发行(fā xíng): to publish; to issue (stocks, currency, etc.); to release; to distribute (a film)
  • 发炎(fā yán): inflamed from infection or injury; inflammation
  • 发扬(fā yáng): to develop; to make full use of
  • 发育(fā yù): to develop; growth; development
  • 激发(jī fā): to arouse; to excite
  • 批发(pī fā): wholesale; bulk trade; distribution
  • 散发(sàn fā): distribute; emit; issue
  • 蒸发(zhēng fā): to evaporate; evaporation
  • 自发(zì fā): spontaneous

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 生

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 生气(shēngqì): angry; mad; offended; animated; to get angry; to be enraged; to take offense; animation

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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