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活动 huó dòng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

活动 (huó dòng) English Meaning

  • to exercise
  • to move about
  • to operate
  • activity
  • loose
  • shaky
  • active
  • movable
  • maneuver
  • to use connections

Traditional Characters:  活動

活 forms words in:

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

动 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (xiàng)
  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 办公室一直忙着搞活动。
    Bàngōngshì yīzhí mángzhe gǎo huódòng.
    The office has been humming with activity.
  • 最近对外贸易活动减少了。
    Zuìjìn duìwài màoyì huódòng jiǎnshǎole.
    Foreign trade activity has declined recently.
  • 看电视是一种被动的活动。
    Kàn diànshì shì yī zhǒng bèidòng de huódòng.
    Watching TV is a passive activity.
  • 我在这一活动中得到邻里多数人的支持。
    Wǒ zài zhè yī huódòng zhōng dédào línlǐ duōshù rén de zhīchí.
    I had the support of a majority of my neighbors at the event.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 huo 2

活 (huó): to live; alive; living; work; workmanship

  •  (shui): water
  •  (shé): tongue
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动 (dòng): (of something) to move; to set in movement; to displace; to touch; to make use of; to stir (emotions); to alter; abbreviation for 動詞|动词(dòng cí), verb

  •  (yún): cloud; CL:(duǒ)
  •  (lì): force

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 活

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 干活儿 (gàn huó er): to work manually; manual labor
  • 活跃 (huó yuè): active; vigorous
  • 灵活 (líng huó): flexible; nimble; agile

HSK 6 Word List

  • 复活 (fù huó): to bring back to life; to revive; resurrection
  • 活该 (huó gāi): (coll.) serve somebody right; deservedly; ought; should
  • 活力 (huó lì): energy; vitality; vigor; vital force
  • 快活 (kuài huo): happy; cheerful

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 动

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 动画片(dòng huà piān):  cartoon; animation
  • 劳动(láo dòng):  physical labor; work; toil; CL:  次(cì)
  • 生动(shēng dòng):  vivid; lively
  • 行动(xíng dòng):  action; to move; operation; mobile; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 移动(yí dòng):  to move; movement; migration; mobile; portable
  • 振动(zhèn dòng):  vibration
  • 主动(zhǔdòng):  to take the initiative; to do something of one’s own accord; active; opposite:  passive被被动(bèi dòng); drive (of gears and shafts, etc.)
  • 自动(zì dòng):  automatic; voluntarily

HSK 6 Word List

  • 被动(bèi dòng):  passive (not taking initiative)
  • 冲动(chōng dòng):  impetus; impulse; emotional impulse; impulsive
  • 调动(diào dòng):  to transfer; to maneuver (troops, etc.)
  • 动荡(dòng dàng):  unrest (social or political); turmoil; upheaval; commotion
  • 动机(dòng jī):  motor; locomotive; motive; motivation; intention
  • 动静(dòng jìng):  sound of activity or people talking; news of activity
  • 动力(dòng lì):  power; motion; propulsion; force
  • 动脉(dòng mài):  artery
  • 动身(dòng shēn):  go on a journey; leave
  • 动手(dòng shǒu):  to hit with hands or fists; to start work; to touch
  • 动态(dòng tài):  development; trend; dynamic state; movement; moving
  • 动员(dòng yuán):  mobilize; arouse; CL:  次(cì), 個|个(gè)
  • 发动(fā dòng):  to start; to launch; to unleash; to mobilize; to arouse
  • 鼓动(gǔdòng):  to agitate; to arouse; to instigate; to encite
  • 轰动(hōng dòng):  sensation; stir
  • 机动(jī dòng):  locomotive; motorized; power-driven; adaptable; flexible (use, treatment, timing, etc.)
  • 惊动(jīng dòng):  alarm; alert; disturb
  • 举动(jǔdòng):  act; action; activity; move; movement
  • 无动于衷(wú dòng yú zhōng):  aloof; indifferent; unconcerned

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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