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:

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生 forms words in:

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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

HSK 6 Word List

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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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