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收拾 shōu shi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

收拾 (shōu shi) English Meaning

  • to put in order
  • to tidy up
  • to pack
  • to repair
  • to punish (colloquial)
  • to manage

Traditional Characters:  收拾

收 forms words in:

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

拾 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 收拾房间。
    Shōushí fángjiān.
    Clean up the room.
  • 他的责任是收拾这个烂摊子。
    Tā de zérènshì shōushí zhège làntānzi.
    His responsibility is to clean up the mess.
  • 请把那些杯子和碟子收拾好。
    Qǐng bǎ nàxiē bēizi hé diézi shōushí hǎo.
    Please pick up those cups and saucers.
  • 出门前你应该把房间收拾整齐。
    Chūmén qián nǐ yīnggāi bǎ fángjiān shōushí zhěngqí.
    You should straighten up your room before going out.
  • 咱们努力收拾这个混乱的局面吧。
    Zánmen nǔlì shōushí zhège hǔnluàn de júmiàn ba.
    Let’s try to straighten out this confusion.
  • 谁自愿来帮忙收拾一下这些盘子?
    Shéi zìyuàn lái bāngmáng shōushí yīxià zhèxiē pánzi?
    Can I have a volunteer to wash the dishes?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSk 4 shou

收 (shōu): to receive; to accept; to collect; to put away; to restrain; to stop; in care of (used on address line after name)

  • 丩 (jiū): archaic variant of 糾|纠(jiū)
  • 攵 (suī): to bump / hand
HSK 4 shi

拾 (shí): to pick up; to collate or arrange; ten (banker's anti-fraud numeral)

  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 合 (hé): to close; to join; to fit; to be equal to; whole; together; round (in battle); conjunction (astronomy); 1st note of pentatonic scale; old variant of 盒(hé)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 收

HSK 4 Word List

  • 收 (shōu): to receive; to accept; to collect; in care of (used on address line after name)
  • 收入 (shōu rù): to take in; income; revenue; CL: 笔(bǐ), 個|个(gè)
  • 收拾 (shōu shi): to put in order; to tidy up; to pack; to repair; to punish (colloquial); to manage

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 拾

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 拾 (shí): to pick up; to collate or arrange; ten (banker’s anti-fraud numeral)
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