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干杯 gān bēi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

干杯 (gān bēi) English Meaning

  • to drink a toast
  • Cheers! (proposing a toast)
  • Here’s to you!
  • Bottoms up!
  • literally dry cup

Traditional Characters:  乾杯

干 forms words in:

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

杯 forms words in:

HSK 1 and HSK 4.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 干杯!
    Gānbēi!
    Cheers!
  • 我要为此干杯。
    Wǒ yào wèi cǐ gānbēi.
    I’ll drink to that.
  • 让我为你的健康干杯。
    Ràng wǒ wèi nǐ de jiànkāng gānbēi.
    Let me drink to your health.
  • 我们要为新娘的健康干杯。
    Wǒmen yào wèi xīnniáng de jiànkāng gānbēi.
    We must drink to the health of the bride.
  • 我提议为新娘新郎的幸福干杯。
    Wǒ tíyì wèi xīnniáng xīnláng de xìng fú gānbēi.
    I would like to propose a toast to the bride and bridegroom.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 gan

干 (gàn): tree trunk; main part of sth; to manage; to work; to do; capable; cadre; to kill (slang); to f**k (vulgar)

  • (gàn): dry
bei

杯 (bēi): cup; trophy cup; classifier for certain containers of liquids: glass, cup

  • (mù): tree
  • (bù): (negative prefix); not; no

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 干

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 干脆(gān cuì): straightforward; clear-cut; blunt (e.g. statement); you might as well; simply
  • 干燥(gān zào): to dry (of weather, paint, cement, etc.); desiccation; dull; uninteresting; arid
  • 干活儿(gàn huó r): to work manually; manual labor
  • 能干(néng gàn): capable; competent

HSK 6 Word List

  • 才干(cái gàn): ability; competence
  • 干旱(gān hàn): drought; arid; dry
  • 干扰(gān rǎo): to interfere; obstruction
  • 干涉(gān shè): to interfere; to meddle; interference
  • 干预(gān yù): to meddle; to intervene; intervention
  • 干劲(gàn jìn): enthusiasm for doing something
  • 骨干(gǔgàn): diaphysis (long segment of a bone); fig. backbone
  • 若干(ruò gān): a certain number or amount; how many?; how much?

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 杯

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 干杯 (gān bēi): to drink a toast; Cheers! (proposing a toast); Here’s to you!; Bottoms up!; literally dry cup

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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