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差不多 chà bu duō: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

差不多 (chà bu duō) English Meaning

  • almost
  • nearly
  • more or less

Traditional Character:  差不多

差 forms words in:

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

不 forms words in:

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

多 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 火车差不多满座了。
    Huǒchē chàbùduō mǎnzuòle.
    The train was nearly
  • 他差不多有六尺高。
    Tā chàbùduō yǒu liù chǐ gāo.
    He is almost six feet tall.
  • 她差不多和你一样高。
    Tā chàbùduō hé nǐ yīyàng gāo.
    She’s almost the same height as you.
  • 她差不多有我那么高。
    Tā chàbùduō yǒu wǒ nàme gāo.
    She is about as tall as me.
  • 那辆车跟新的差不多。
    Nà liàng chē gēn xīn de chàbùduō.
    The car is pretty nearly
  • 你的发音差不多对了。
    Nǐ de fǎ yīn chàbùduō duìle.
    Your pronunciation is more or less correct.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

差 (chà): to differ from; to fall short of; lacking; wrong; inferior

  • ⺶ (rèn): sheep
  • 工 (gōng): work

不 (bú): (negative prefix) no, not

  • (yī): one
  • Unidentified strokes

多 (duō): many; much; often; a lot of; numerous; more; in excess; how (to what extent); multi-; Taiwan pronunciation (duó) when it means 'how'

  • (xī): evening
  • (xī): evening

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 差

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 差距(chā jù): disparity; gap
  • 时差(shí chā): jet lag; time lag; jet lag

HSK 6 Word List

  • 差别(chā bié): difference; distinction; diversity; disparity
  • 偏差(piān chā): bias; deviation
  • 误差(wù chā): difference; error; inaccuracy
  • 相差(xiāng chà): to differ; discrepancy between

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 不

HSK 1 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 多

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 多么 (duō me): how (wonderful, etc.); what (a great idea, etc.); however (difficult it may be, etc.)

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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