破 pò: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

破 (pò) English Meaning

  • broken
  • damaged
  • worn out
  • to break, split or cleave
  • to get rid of
  • to destroy
  • to break with
  • to defeat
  • to capture (a city, etc.)
  • to expose the truth of

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 桌上有个破杯子。
    Zhuō shàng yǒu gè pò bēizi.
    There was a broken cup on the table.
  • 我把袜子穿破了。
    Wǒ bǎ wàzi chuān pòle.
    I’ve worn holes in my socks.
  • 气泡稍微一碰就破。
    Qìpào shāowéi yī pèng jiù pò.
    A bubble will burst at the slightest touch.
  • 他们使劲把门撞破。
    Tāmen shǐjìn bǎmén zhuàng pò.
    They rammed the door to smash it down.
  • 我的裤袜的裤腿破了。
    Wǒ de kù wà de kùtuǐ pòle.
    The leg of my tights has torn.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 po

破 (pò): broken; damaged; worn out; to break, split or cleave; to get rid of; to destroy; to break with; to defeat; to capture (a city, etc.); to expose the truth of

  •  (shí): stone
  •  (pí): skin

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 破

HSK 4 Word List

  • 破 (pò): broken; damaged; worn out; to break, split or cleave; to get rid of; to destroy; to break with; to defeat; to capture (a city, etc.); to expose the truth of

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 破例 (pò lì): to make an exception
  • 突破 (tū pò): to break through; to make a breakthrough; to surmount or break the back of (a task, etc.); (of ball sports) to break through a defense
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