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:

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

招 forms words in:

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

呼 forms words in:

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

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.
Want to Practice Writing?
Check out our HSK 1 & HSK 2 Character Practice Sheets.
become fluent in any language visit italki.com

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

HSK 6 Word List

Scroll to Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse on this website, you accept the use of cookies for the above purposes.