故意 gù yì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

故意 (gù yì) English Meaning

  • deliberately
  • on purpose

Traditional Characters:  故意

故 forms words in:

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

意 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 他故意不到会。
    Tā gùyì bù dào huì.
    He deliberately missed the meeting.
  • 他故意踩我的脚。
    Tā gùyì cǎi wǒ de jiǎo.
    He stepped on my foot on purpose.
  • 他故意打破了窗户。
    Tā gùyì dǎpòle chuānghù.
    He broke the window on purpose.
  • 你故意犯那个错的吗?
    Nǐ gùyì fàn nàgè cuò de ma?
    Did you make that mistake on purpose?
  • 她故意把窗户弄坏了。
    Tā gùyì bǎ chuānghù nòng huàile.
    She broke the window on purpose.
  • 他故意令她陷入险境。
    Tā gùyì lìng tā xiànrù xiǎn jìng.
    He deliberately exposed her to danger.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

故 (gù): ancient; former; old; happening; instance; reason; cause; intentional; friend; therefore; hence; (of people) to die, dead

  • 古 (gǔ): ancient; old; paleo-
  • 攵 (suī): to bump / hand

意 (yì): idea; meaning; thought; to think; wish; desire; intention; to expect; to anticipate; Italy; Italian; abbreviation for 意大利(Yìdàlì)

  •  (yīn): sound
  •  (xīn): heart

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 故

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 意

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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