省 shěng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

省 (shěng) English Meaning

  • to do without
  • to economize
  • to save
  • to omit
  • to leave out
  • province

Traditional Character:  

省 is only found in HSK 4.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 我们得省吃俭用来付帐。
    Wǒmen dé shěng chī jiǎn yòng lái fù zhàng.
    We had to scrimp and save to pay the bills.
  • 那省的大部分地区地势平坦。
    Nà shěng de dà bùfèn dìqū dìshì píngtǎn.
    Most of the province is as flat as a pancake.
  • 游击队在那个省开辟了一条新战线。
    Yóují duì zài nàgè shěng kāipìle yītiáo xīn zhànxiàn.
    The guerrillas opened up a new front in that province.
  • 有一个省脱离了旧政府而另组新政府。
    Yǒu yīgè shěng tuōlíle jiù zhèngfǔ ér lìng zǔ xīn zhèngfǔ.
    A province has broken away to form a new state.
  • 长远来说,我们买了这台机器可以省回很多钱。
    Chángyuǎn lái shuō, wǒmen mǎile zhè tái jīqì kěyǐ shěng huí hěnduō qián.
    In the long run, we can save a lot of money by buying this machine.
  • 我还记得我第一次去中国,我在山东,意识到那个单纯的省比英格兰大两万六千平方公里。
    Wǒ hái jìdé wǒ dì yī cì qù zhōngguó, wǒ zài shāndōng, yìshí dào nàgè dānchún de shěng bǐ yīnggélán dà liǎng wàn liùqiān píngfāng gōnglǐ.
    I still remember the first time I was in China; I was in Shandong, and I realised that that province alone is twenty-six thousand square kilometres bigger than England.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 sheng

省 (shěng): to do without; to economize; to save; to omit; to leave out; province; CL: 個|个(gè)

  • 乘 (chéng): to ride; to mount; to make use of; to avail oneself of; to take advantage of; to multiply (mathematics); Buddhist sect or creed
  • 刂 (dāo): knife
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