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紧张 jǐn zhāng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

紧张 (jǐn zhāng) English Meaning

  • nervous
  • keyed up
  • intense
  • tense
  • strained
  • in short supply
  • scarce

Traditional Characters:  緊張

紧 forms words in:

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

张 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(zhèn)

Sample Sentences

  • 别紧张。
    Bié jǐnzhāng.
    Don’t be nervous.
  • 汤姆很紧张。
    Tāngmǔ hěn jǐnzhāng.
    Tom is nervous.
  • 他们变得很紧张。
    Tāmen biàn dé hěn jǐnzhāng.
    They became very nervous.
  • 他一紧张就结巴。
    Tā yī jǐnzhāng jiù jiēbā.
    He stammers when he feels nervous.
  • 你看起来很紧张。
    Nǐ kàn qǐlái hěn jǐnzhāng.
    You look tense.
  • 慢慢来!别紧张。
    Màn man lái! Bié jǐnzhāng.
    Take it easy! Don’t be so nervous.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 jin 3

紧 (jǐn): tight; strict; close at hand; near; urgent; tense; hard up; short of money; to tighten

  • 収 (shōu): Receive
  • 糸 (mì): silk
hsk 3 zhang 1

张 (zhāng): classifier for flat objects, sheet; sheet of paper; classifier for votes; to open up; to spread

  • 弓 (gōng): bow
  • 长 (zhǎng): long

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 紧

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 张

HSK 3 Word List

  •  (zhāng): classifier for flat objects, sheet; sheet of paper; classifier for votes; to open up; to spread

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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