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节约 jié yuē: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

节约 (jié yuē) English Meaning

  • to economize
  • to conserve (resources)
  • economy
  • frugal

Traditional Characters:  節約

节 forms words in:

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

约 forms words in:

HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.  PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced yāo, but not within any level of HSK vocabulary.

Sample Sentences

  • 这种新型设计能提高速度、节约燃料。
    Zhè zhǒng xīnxíng shèjì néng tígāo sùdù, jiéyuē ránliào.
    The new design improves speed and fuel economy.
  • 我节约我有的钱。
    Wǒ jiéyuē wǒ yǒu de qián.
    I save what money I have.
  • 这位环境保护论者就节约能源问题发了一通议论。
    Zhè wèi huánjìng bǎohù lùn zhě jiù jiéyuē néngyuán wèntí fāle yītòng yìlùn.
    The environmentalist launched out at great length regarding energy preservation.
  • 士兵们养精畜锐,节约粮草,以期反击敌人的进攻。
    Shìbīngmen yǎng jīng chù ruì, jiéyuē liángcǎo, yǐqī fǎnjí dírén de jìngōng.
    Soldiers husband their strength and food, in an effort to counter the enemy’s attack.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

节 (jié): festival; holiday; node; joint; section; segment; part; to economize; to save; to abridge; moral integrity; classifier for segments, e.g. lessons, train wagons, biblical verses; CL:個|个(gè)

  • 禾(hé): grain
  • 子(zi): child

约 (yuē): to make an appointment; to invite; approximately; pact; treaty; to economize; to restrict; to reduce (a fraction); concise; (yāo) to weigh in a balance or on a scale

  • 纟 (sī): silk
  • 勺 (sháo): spoon; ladle; CL: 把(bǎ); abbreviation for 公勺(gōng sháo), centiliter (unit of volume)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 节

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 节(jié): festival; holiday; node; joint; section; segment; part; to economize; to save; to abridge; moral integrity; classifier for segments, e.g. lessons, train wagons, biblical verses; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 节约(jié yuē): to economize; to conserve (resources); economy; frugal

HSK 5 Word List

  • 国庆节(guó qìng jié): PRC National Day (October 1st)
  • 节省(jié shěng): saving; to save; to use sparingly; to cut down on
  • 细节(xì jié): details; particulars

HSK 6 Word List

  • 端午节(duān wǔjié): The Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month)
  • 环节(huán jié): round segment; segment (of annelid worms); connection; link; sector; annular ring
  • 节制(jié zhì ): to control; to restrict; to moderate; to temper; moderation; sobriety; to administer;
  • 节奏(jié zòu): rhythm; tempo; musical pulse; cadence; beat
  • 礼节(lǐjié): etiquette
  • 情节(qíng jié): plot; circumstances
  • 调节(tiáo jié): to adjust; to regulate; to harmonize; to reconcile (accountancy, etc.)
  • 元宵节(yuán xiāo jié): Lantern festival; the final event of the Spring festival 春春节, on 15th of first month of the lunar calendar

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 约

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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