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改变 gǎi biàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

改变 (gǎi biàn) English Meaning

  • to change
  • to alter
  • to transform

Traditional Characters:  改變

改 forms words in:

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

变 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 凡事都会改变。
    Fánshì dūhuì gǎibiàn.
    Change is the only constant.
  • 计划突然改变。
    Jìhuà túrán gǎibiàn.
    There was a sudden change of plan.
  • 我想改变世界。
    Wǒ xiǎng gǎibiàn shìjiè.
    I want to change the world.
  • 他们什么都改变。
    Tāmen shénme dōu gǎibiàn.
    They change everything.
  • 我试图改变话题。
    Wǒ shìtú gǎibiàn huàtí.
    I tried to change the subject.
  • 看来她会改变主意。
    Kàn lái tā huì gǎibiàn zhǔyì.
    It appears that she might change her mind.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 gai 3

改 (gǎi): to change; to alter; to transform; to correct

  •  (jǐ): personal
  •  (suī): to bump / hand
hsk 3 bian

变 (biàn): to change; to become different; to transform; to vary; rebellion

  • 亦 (yì): also;
  • 又 (yòu): still / hand

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 改

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 改革 (gǎi gé): to reform; reform; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 改进 (gǎi jìn): to improve; to make better; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 改善 (gǎi shàn): to make better; to improve; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 改正 (gǎi zhèng): to correct; to amend; to put right; correction; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 修改 (xiū gǎi): to amend; to alter; to modify

HSK 6 Word List

  • 改良 (gǎi liáng): improve

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 变

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 转变(zhuǎn biàn): to change; to transform; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 变故(biàn gù): an unforeseen event; accident; misfortune
  • 变迁(biàn qiān): changes; vicissitudes
  • 变质(biàn zhì): to degenerate; to go bad; to deteriorate; metamorphosis
  • 演变(yǎn biàn): to develop; to evolve

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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