咸 xián: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

咸 (xián) English Meaning

  • salty

Traditional Character:  

咸 is only found in HSK 4.

Sample Sentences

  • 膳食不咸。
    Shànshí bù xián.
    The meal is not salty.
  • 这碗汤大咸了,喝不下。
    Zhè wǎn tāngdàxiánle, hē bùxià.
    This soup is too salty to eat.
  • 喂,服务员,这汤太咸了。
    Wèi, fúwùyuán, zhè tāngtàixiánle.
    I say, waiter, the soup is too salty.
  • 你不能喝海水,因为它太咸了。
    Nǐ bùnéng hē hǎishuǐ, yīnwèi tā tài xiánle.
    You can’t drink seawater because it’s too salty.
  • 他尝尝汤,看是否够咸。
    Tā cháng cháng tāng, kàn shìfǒu gòu xián.
    He tasted the soup to see if he had put enough salt in it.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

咸 (xián): salty

  • 戌 (xū): 11th earthly branch: 7-9 p.m., 9th solar month (8th October-6th November), year of the Dog
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth
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