NEWS:  HSK 5 & HSK 6 PAGES ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Stay tuned and enjoy the rest of the site, and HSK 1-4!

调查 diào chá: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

调查 (diào chá) English Meaning

  • investigation
  • inquiry
  • to investigate
  • to survey
  • survey
  • (opinion) poll

Traditional Characters:  調查

调 forms words in:

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

查 forms words in:

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

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (xiàng)
  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 我们曾请求法院调查。
    Wǒmen céng qǐngqiú fǎyuàn diàochá.
    We asked the court to investigate.
  • 这仅仅是调查的开始。
    Zhè jǐnjǐn shì diàochá de kāishǐ.
    It’s only the beginning of the investigation.
  • 相关调查正在进行中。
    Xiāngguān diàochá zhèngzài jìnxíng zhōng.
    The investigation is under way.
  • 这一事故正在调查之中。
    Zhè yī shìgù zhèngzài diàochá zhī zhōng.
    The accident is under investigation.
  • 他的陈述促使他们去调查。
    Tā de chénshù cùshǐ tāmen qù diàochá.
    His statement prompted them to investigate.
  • 警方开始调查事故的原因。
    Jǐngfāng kāishǐ diàochá shìgù de yuányīn.
    The police began an investigation into the cause of the accident.
Want to Practice Writing?
Check out our HSK 1 & HSK 2 Character Practice Sheets.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 tiao

调 (diào): to harmonize; to reconcile; to blend; to suit well; to season (food); to provoke; to incite

  • (yán): speech
  • (zhōu): week; weekly; to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially
hsk 3 cha

查 (chá): to research; to check; to investigate; to examine; to refer to; to look up (e.g. a word in a dictionary)

  • 木(mù): tree
  • 旦(dàn): dawn; morning; day-break; day

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 调

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 调查(diào chá): investigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll; CL: 项(xiàng), 個|个(gè)

HSK 5 Word List

  • 单调(dān diào): monotonous; uniform; unvarying
  • 强调(qiáng diào): to emphasize (a statement); to stress
  • 声调(shēng diào): tone; note; a tone (on a Chinese syllable); CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 调皮(tiáo pí): naughty; mischievous; unruly
  • 调整(tiáo zhěng): adjustment; revision; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 调动(diào dòng): to transfer; to maneuver (troops, etc.)
  • 调和(tiáo hé): harmonious; harmony
  • 调剂(tiáo jì): to adjust; to balance; to make up a medical prescription
  • 调节(tiáo jié): to adjust; to regulate; to harmonize; to reconcile (accountancy, etc.)
  • 调解(tiáo jiě): to mediate; to bring parties to an agreement
  • 调料(tiáo liào): condiment; seasoning; flavoring
  • 协调(xié tiáo): to coordinate; to harmonize; negotiation

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 查

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 调查(diào chá): investigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll; CL: 项(xiàng), 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 查获(chá huò): to investigate and capture (a criminal); to ferret out; to hunt down and arrest
  • 审查(shěn chá): to examine; to investigate; to censor out; censorship

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Scroll to Top