小说 xiǎo shuō: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

小说 (xiǎo shuō) English Meaning

  • novel
  • fiction

Traditional Characters:  小說

小 forms words in:

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

说 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (běn)
  • (bù)

Sample Sentences

  • 这本小说很无聊。
    Zhè běn xiǎoshuō hěn wúliáo.
    This novel is boring.
  • 一部十分深奥的小说
    Yī bù shífēn shēn’ào de xiǎoshuō.
    It’s a novel of great depth.
  • 这部小说很难读懂。
    Zhè bù xiǎoshuō hěn nán dú dǒng.
    This novel is very difficult to understand.
  • 我喜欢读这本小说。
    Wǒ xǐhuān dú zhè běn xiǎoshuō.
    I have enjoyed reading this novel.
  • 这部小说冗长芜杂。
    Zhè bù xiǎoshuō rǒngcháng wúzá.
    The novel is too long and self-indulgent.
  • 她的新小说何时问世?
    Tā de xīn xiǎoshuō hé shí wènshì?
    When is her new novel coming out?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

小 (xiǎo): small; tiny; few; young

  • (xiǎo): small

说 (shuō): to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说/Rìxīnshuō heliocentric theory)

  • (yán): speech
  • (duì): to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦 (bā guà), symbolizing swamp; ☱

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 小

HSK 1 Word List

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 说

HSK 1 Word List

  • 说(shuō): to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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