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打扮 dǎ ban: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

打扮 (dǎ ban) English Meaning

  • to decorate
  • to dress
  • to make up
  • to adorn
  • manner of dressing
  • style of dress

Traditional Characters:  打扮

打 forms words in:

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

扮 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 她讨厌打扮自己。
    Tā tǎoyàn dǎbàn zìjǐ.
    She hated being dressed
  • 她打扮得花枝招展。
    Tā dǎbàn dé huāzhīzhāozhǎn.
    She was dressed up fit to kill.
  • 孩子们都喜欢化装打扮。
    Háizimen dōu xǐhuān huàzhuāng dǎbàn.
    Children love dressing up.
  • 她打扮停当准备去参加晚会。
    Tā dǎbàn tíngdang zhǔnbèi qù cānjiā wǎnhuì.
    She dressed up for the party.
  • 我不在乎别人怎么看我的打扮。
    Wǒ bùzàihū biérén zěnme kàn wǒ de dǎbàn.
    I don’t care what people think about the way I dress.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

打 (dǎ): to beat; to strike; to hit; to break; to type; to mix up; to build; to fight; to fetch; to make; to tie up; to issue; to shoot; to calculate; to play (a game); since; from

  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 丁 (dīng): fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 (shí tiān gān); fourth in order; letter ‘D’ or roman ‘IV’ in list ‘A, B, C’, or ‘I, II, III’ etc; butyl; cubes (of food)

扮 (bàn): to disguise oneself as; to dress up; to play (a role); to put on (an expression)

  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 分 (fēn): to divide; to separate; to distribute; to allocate; to distinguish (good and bad); part or subdivision; fraction; one tenth (of certain units); unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm; minute; a point (in sports or games); 0.01 yuan (unit of money)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 打

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 扮

HSK 4 Word List

  • 打扮 (dǎ ban): to decorate; to dress; to make up; to adorn; manner of dressing; style of dress

HSK 6 Word List

  • 扮演 (bàn yǎn): play the part of; act
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