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打招呼 dǎ zhāo hu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

打招呼 (dǎ zhāo hu) English Meaning

  • to greet somebody by word or action
  • to give prior notice

Traditional Characters:  打招呼

打 forms words in:

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招 forms words in:

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呼 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 她和他们打招呼时亲切地直呼其名。
    Tā hé tāmen dǎzhāohū shí qīnqiè de zhí hū qí míng.
    She greeted them by their first names affectionately.
  • 他注意到我在场,但是没向我打招呼。
    Tā zhùyì dào wǒ zàichǎng, dànshì méi xiàng wǒ dǎzhāohū.
    He noticed me, but didn’t come to greet me.
  • 我把你认成了别人,所以才没有和你打招呼。
    Wǒ bǎ nǐ rèn chéngle biérén, suǒyǐ cái méiyǒu hé nǐ dǎzhāohū.
    I didn’t greet you because I mistook you for somebody else.
  • 他向他的朋友打招呼。
    Tā xiàng tā de péngyǒu dǎzhāohū.
    He waved to his friend.
  • 她挥着手向他打招呼。
    Tā huī zhuóshǒu xiàng tā dǎzhāohū.
    She greeted him by waving her hand.
  • 那女孩跟我微笑打招呼。
    Nà nǚhái gēn wǒ wéixiào dǎzhāohū.
    That girl smiled and waved to me.
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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)

招 (zhāo): to recruit; to provoke; to beckon; to incur; to infect; contagious; a move (chess); a maneuver; device; trick; to confess

  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 召 (zhào): to call together; to summon; to convene; temple or monastery (used in place names in Inner Mongolia)

呼 (hū): to call; to cry; to shout; to breath out; to exhale

  • 口 (kǒu): mouth
  • 乎 (hū): classical particle similar to 於|于(yú) in; at; from; because; than; (classical final particle similar to 嗎|吗(ma), 吧(ba), 呢(ne), expressing question, doubt or astonishment)

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 招

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 呼

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 称呼 (chēng hu): to call; to address as; appellation
  • 呼吸 (hū xī): to breathe

HSK 6 Word List

    • 呼唤 (hū huàn): to call out (a name etc); to shout;
    • 呼啸 (hū xiào): to whistle; to scream; to whiz
    • 呼吁 (hū yù): to call on (somebody to do something); to appeal (to); an appeal
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