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好像 hǎo xiàng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

好像 (hǎo xiàng) English Meaning

  • as if
  • to seem like

Traditional Characters:  好像

好 forms words in:

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

像 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 好像要下雨了。
    Hǎoxiàng yào xià yǔle.
    It looks like it is going to rain.
  • 今天也好像会下雨。
    Jīntiān yě hǎoxiàng huì xià yǔ.
    It looks as if it’ll rain today, too.
  • 她看起来好像喝醉了。
    Tā kàn qǐlái hǎoxiàng hē zuìle.
    She looked as if she were drunk.
  • 他好像知道这个秘密。
    Tā hǎoxiàng zhīdào zhège mìmì.
    It seems to knows the secret.
  • 他们看起来好像要哭了。
    Tāmen kàn qǐlái hǎoxiàng yào kūle.
    They looked as if they were about to cry.
  • 好像她已出去好几天了。
    Hǎoxiàng tā yǐ chūqù hǎo jǐ tiānle.
    It looks as if she’s gone away for a few days.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

好 (hǎo): good; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness); (of an unmarried couple) to be close; to be keen on each other

  • 女 (nǚ): woman
  • 子 (zi): child

像 (xiàng): to resemble; to be like; to look as if; such as; appearance; image; portrait; image under a mapping (math.)

  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 象 (xiàng): elephant; CL: 隻|只(zhī); shape; form; appearance; to imitate

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 好

HSK 1 Word List

  • 好 (hǎo): good; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness)

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 像

HSK 3 Word List

  • 像(xiàng): (look) like; similar (to); appearance; to appear; to seem; image; portrait; resemble; seem

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 不像话(bú xiàng huà): unreasonable; shocking; outrageous
  • 偶像(ǒu xiàng ): idol; false god
  • 肖像(xiào xiàng): portrait
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