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活泼 huó po: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

活泼 (huó po) English Meaning

  • lively
  • vivacious
  • brisk
  • active

Traditional Characters:  活潑

活 forms words in:

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泼 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 有些人到六十五岁就老了,可有些人九十多岁还非常活泼。
    Yǒuxiē rén dào liùshíwǔ suì jiù lǎole, kě yǒuxiē rén jiǔshí duō suì hái fēicháng huópō.
    Some men are old at sixty-five, while others are still very active in their nineties.
  • 他有点活泼。
    Tā yǒudiǎn huópō.
    He’s a bit energetic.
  • 你的儿子可是个活泼愉快的小家伙!
    Nǐ de ér zǐ kěshì gè huópō yúkuài de xiǎo jiāhuo!
    Your son is a lively little fellow.
  • 她的活泼与兴高采烈的情绪把他迷住了。
    Tā de huópō yǔ xìnggāocǎiliè de qíngxù bǎ tā mí zhùle.
    He was captivated by her vivacity and high spirits.
  • 姑娘又活泼又富幽默感,未婚夫家人十分喜欢她。
    Gūniáng yòu huópō yòu fù yōumò gǎn, wèihūnfū jiārén shífēn xǐhuān tā.
    The girl impressed her fiance’s family with her liveliness and sense of humor.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 huo 2

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

  •  (shui): water
  •  (shé): tongue
HSK 4 po

泼 (pō): to splash; to spill; rough and coarse; brutish

  •  (shui): water
  •  (fā): to send out; to show (one’s feeling); to issue; to develop; to make a bundle of money; classifier for gunshots (rounds)

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 泼

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 泼 (pō): to splash; to spill; rough and coarse; brutish
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