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失败 shī bài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

失败 (shī bài) English Meaning

  • to be defeated
  • to lose
  • to fail (e.g. experiments)
  • failure
  • defeat

Traditional Characters:  失敗

失 forms words in:

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

败 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (cì)

Sample Sentences

  • 你会失败。
    Nǐ huì shībài.
    You will fail.
  • 失败的责任在他。
    Shībài de zérèn zài tā.
    He is to blame for the failure.
  • 他因失败而流泪。
    Tā yīn shībài ér liúlèi.
    He wept in defeat.
  • 这种人注定失败。
    Zhè zhǒng rén zhùdìng shībài.
    Such a man is bound to fail.
  • 失败是成功之母。
    Shībài shì chénggōng zhī mǔ.
    Failure is the mother of success.
  • 我担心他会失败。
    Wǒ dānxīn tā huì shībài.
    I am afraid he will fail.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 shi

失 (shī): to lose; to miss; to fail

  • (dà): big
  • 丿 (piě): oblique
HSK 4 bai

败 (bài): to defeat; to damage; to lose (to an opponent); to fail; to wither

  • (bèi): shell / money
  • (suī): to bump / hand

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 失

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 败

HSK 4 Word List

  • 失败 (shī bài): to be defeated; to lose; to fail (e.g. experiments); failure; defeat; CL: 次(cì)

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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