污染 wū rǎn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

污染 (wū rǎn) English Meaning

  • pollution
  • contamination

Traditional Characters:  污染

污 forms words in:

染 forms words in:

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Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 污染无法控制,我可不是瞎说吧?
    Wūrǎn wúfǎ kòngzhì, wǒ kě bùshì xiāshuō ba?
    Pollution cannot be controlled, or am I talking nonsense?
  • 污染对这一物种的继续生存造成了威胁。
    Wūrǎn duì zhè yī wùzhǒng de jìxù shēngcún zàochéngle wēixié.
    Pollution poses a threat to the continued existence of this species.
  • 水源污染已经达到危及居民健康的程度。
    Shuǐyuán wūrǎn yǐjīng dádào wéijí jūmín jiànkāng de chéngdù.
    Pollution of the water supply reached a level that endangers the health of the population.
  • 这会引起污染,破坏我们的海洋和江河。
    Zhè huì yǐnqǐ wūrǎn, pòhuài wǒmen dì hǎiyáng hé jiānghé.
    It will cause pollution and the destruction of our seas and oceans.
  • 污染破坏了臭氧层,并引起了许多天气变化。
    Wūrǎn pòhuàile chòuyǎngcéng, bìng yǐnqǐle xǔduō tiānqì biànhuà.
    Pollution had destroyed the ozone layer and caused many changes in weather.
  • 化工厂发生爆炸引起了害怕污染的巨大恐慌。
    Huàgōng chǎng fāshēng bàozhà yǐnqǐle hàipà wūrǎn de jùdà kǒnghuāng.
    The explosion at the chemical factory caused a major pollution
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Stroke Order & Character Components

污 (wū): dirty; filthy; foul; corrupt; to smear; to defile; dirt; filth

  • 氵 (shui): water
  • 亏 (kuī): deficiency; deficit; luckily; it’s lucky that…; (often ironically) fancy that…

染 (rǎn): to dye; to catch (a disease); to acquire (bad habits, etc.); to contaminate; to add color washes to a painting

  • 氿 (guǐ): mountain spring
  • 木 (mù): tree

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Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 染

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  • 感染 (gǎn rǎn): infection; to infect; to influence
  • 染 (rǎn): to dye; to catch (a disease); to acquire (bad habits, etc.); to contaminate; to add colour washes to a painting

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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