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生活 shēng huó: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

生活 (shēng huó) English Meaning

  • life
  • activity
  • to live
  • livelihood

Traditional Character:  生活

生 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

活 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 他生活朴素。
    Tā shēnghuó púsù.
    He lived a simple life.
  • 生活怎么样?
    Shēnghuó zěnme yàng?
    How’s life?
  • 他生活很忙。
    Tā shēnghuó hěn máng.
    He lived a busy life.
  • 生活是难的。
    Shēnghuó shì nán de.
    Life is hard.
  • 生活是美丽的。
    Shēnghuó shì měilì de.
    Life is beautiful.
  • 过富足的生活。
    Guò fùzú de shēnghuó.
    Live in affluence.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

生 (shēng): to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student

  • (shēng): be born
HSK 4 huo 2

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

  •  (shui): water
  •  (shé): tongue

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 生

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 生气(shēngqì): angry; mad; offended; animated; to get angry; to be enraged; to take offense; animation

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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

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