消息 xiāo xi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

消息 (xiāo xi) English Meaning

  • news
  • information

Traditional Characters:  消息

消 forms words in:

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

息 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (tiáo)

Sample Sentences

  • 消息走漏了。
    Xiāoxī zǒulòule.
    The news leaked out.
  • 我正采集消息。
    Wǒ zhèng cǎijí xiāoxī.
    I am gathering information.
  • 这消息不胫而走。
    Zhè xiāo xí bù jìng ér zǒu.
    The news spread like wildfire.
  • 这消息让她很高兴。
    Zhè xiāoxī ràng tā hěn gāoxìng.
    The news made her happy.
  • 消息很快传遍校园。
    Xiāoxī hěn kuài chuán biàn xiàoyuán.
    The news soon went around the campus.
  • 没消息就是好消息。
    Méi xiāoxī jiùshì hǎo xiāoxī.
    No news is good news.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

消 (xiāo): to disappear; to vanish; to eliminate; to spend (time); have to; need

  • 氵 (shui): water
  • 肖 (xiào): similar; resembling; to resemble; to be like

息 (xī): breath; news; interest (on an investment or loan); to cease; to stop; to rest; Taiwan pronunciation "xí."

  •  (zì): personal
  •  (xīn): heart

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 消

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 息

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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