笑话 xiào huà: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

笑话 (xiào huà) English Meaning

  • joke
  • jest

Traditional Characters:  笑話

笑 forms words in:

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

话 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 我不懂他的玩笑话。
    Wǒ bù dǒng tā de wánxiàohuà.
    I didn’t get his joke.
  • 我没明白那个笑话。
    Wǒ méi míngbái nàgè xiàohuà.
    I didn’t get the joke.
  • 我听不懂他的笑话。
    Wǒ tīng bù dǒng tā de xiàohuà.
    I couldn’t understand his joke.
  • 他的笑话笑死我了。
    Tā de xiàohuà xiào sǐ wǒle.
    His joke killed me.
  • 这不过是个笑话而已。
    Zhè bùguò shìgè xiào huà éryǐ.
    It is nothing but a joke.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

笑 (xiào): laugh; smile; CL:個|个(gè)

  •  (shì): bamboo
  •  (yāo): tender; gentle; to die prematurely
  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  •  (dà): big

话 (huà): dialect; language; spoken words; speech; talk; words; conversation; what sb said; CL: 種/种(zhǒng), 席 (xí), 句 (jù), 口 (kǒu), 番(fān)

  • 讠 (yán): speech
    舌 (shé): tongue

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 笑

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 话

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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