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抽烟 chōu yān: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

抽烟 (chōu yān) English Meaning

  • to smoke (a cigarette, tobacco)

Traditional Characters:  抽煙

抽 forms words in:

烟 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 我不抽烟。
    Wǒ bù chōuyān.
    I don’t smoke.
  • 你抽不抽烟?
    Nǐ chōu bù chōuyān?
    Do you smoke?
  • 我不再抽烟了。
    Wǒ bù zài chōuyānle.
    I don’t smoke any more.
  • 你介意我抽烟吗?
    Nǐ jièyì wǒ chōuyān ma?
    Do you mind if I smoke?
  • 抽烟请到外面抽。
    Chōuyān qǐng dào wàimiàn chōu.
    If you are going to smoke, please go outside.
  • 我在年轻的时候抽烟。
    Wǒ zài niánqīng de shíhòu chōuyān.
    I did smoke when I was young.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 chou 1

抽 (chōu): to draw out; to pull out from in between; to remove part of the whole; (of certain plants) to sprout or bud; to whip or thrash

  •  (shou): hand
  •  (yóu): to follow; from; it is for…to; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)
HSK 4 yan 1

烟 (yān): cigarette or pipe tobacco; CL:根(gēn); smoke; mist; vapor; CL:縷|缕(lǚ); tobacco plant; (of the eyes) to be irritated by smoke

  •  (huǒ): fire
  •  (yīn): cause; reason; because

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 抽

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 抽屉 (chōu ti): drawer
  • 抽象 (chōu xiàng): abstract

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 烟

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 炊烟 (chuī yān): smoke from kitchen chimneys;
  • 烟花爆竹 (yān huā bào zhú): fireworks and crackers
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