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害羞 hài xiū: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

害羞 (hài xiū) English Meaning

  • blush
  • shy

Traditional Characters:  害羞

害 forms words in:

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

羞 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 不要害羞。
    Bùyào hàixiū.
    Don’t be shy.
  • 使害羞的人加入了交谈。
    Shǐ hàixiū de rén jiārùle jiāotán.
    Try to engage a shy people in conversation.
  • 一般而言,日本人很害羞。
    Yībān ér yán, rìběn rén hěn hàixiū.
    Generally, Japanese people are shy.
  • 他很害羞,都不敢和女孩子说话。
    Tā hěn hàixiū, dōu bù gǎn hé nǚháizi shuōhuà.
    He is too shy to talk to girls.
  • 遇见大人使这个害羞的孩子很困窘。
    Yùjiàn dàrén shǐ zhège hàixiū de háizi hěn kùnjiǒng.
    Meeting an adult embarrassed the shy child.
  • 对啊,她以前是一个很害羞的女孩。
    Duì a, tā yǐqián shì yīgè hěn hàixiū de nǚ hái.
    Yes, she used to be a very shy girl.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 hai

害 (hài): to do harm to; to cause trouble to; harm; evil; calamity

  • (mián): roof
  • (fēng): luxuriant; buxom; variant of 豐|丰(fēng); variant of 風|风(fēng); appearance; charm
  • (kǒu): mouth
HSK 4 xiu 1

羞 (xiū): shy; ashamed; shame; bashful; variant of 饈|馐(xiū); delicacies

  •  (rèn): sheep
  •  (chǒu): shameful; ugly; disgraceful

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 害

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 伤害(shāng hài ): to injure; to harm;
  • 危害(wēi hài): to jeopardize; to harm; to endanger; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 灾害(zāi hài): disastrous damage; scourge; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 利害(lì hài): pros and cons; advantages and disadvantages; gains and losses
  • 迫害(pò hài): to persecute; persecution
  • 陷害(xiàn hài): to frame (up); to make false charges against

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 羞

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 羞耻 (xiū chǐ): (a feeling of) shame
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