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沙发 shā fā: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

沙发 (shā fā) English Meaning

  • sofa

Traditional Characters:  沙發

沙 forms words in:

发 forms words in:

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Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (tiáo)
  • (zhāng)

Sample Sentences

  • 它在沙发上。
    Tā zài shāfā shàng.
    It’s on the sofa.
  • 我坐在沙发上。
    Wǒ zuò zài shāfā shàng.
    I’m sitting on the sofa.
  • 我蹲在沙发后面。
    Wǒ dūn zài shāfā hòumiàn.
    I crouched behind the sofa.
  • 猫正在沙发上睡觉。
    Māo zhèngzài shāfā shàng shuìjiào.
    The cat is sleeping on the sofa.
  • 沙发旁边有一只猫。
    Shāfā pángbiān yǒuyī zhǐ māo.
    There is a cat near the sofa.
  • 他斜靠在沙发的背上。
    Tā xié kào zài shāfā de bèi shàng.
    He leaned on the back of the sofa.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 sha

沙 (shā): granule; hoarse; raspy; sand; powder; CL:粒(lì); abbreviation for Tsar or Tsarist Russia

  • 氵 (shui): water
  • 少 (shǎo): few; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing something); seldom
hsk 3 fa

发(fā): to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop; classifier for gunshots (rounds)

  • 𠂇: hand
  • 丶 (zhǔ): stroke
  • 又 (yòu): still / hand

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 沙

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 沙漠 (shā mò): desert; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 沙滩 (shā tān): beach; sand bar; CL: 片(piàn)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 发

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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