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赶 gǎn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

赶 (gǎn) English Meaning

  • to overtake
  • to catch up with
  • to hurry
  • to rush
  • to try to catch (the bus, etc.)
  • to drive (cattle, etc.) forward
  • to drive (somebody) away
  • to avail oneself of (an opportunity)
  • until

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 我赶快跑走了。
    Wǒ gǎnkuài pǎo zǒule.
    I ran away in a hurry.
  • 他在慢慢地赶上去。
    Tā zài màn man de gǎn shàngqù.
    He is slowly catching up.
  • 他被赶出了这栋房子。
    Tā bèi gǎn chūle zhè dòng fángzi.
    He got thrown out of the house.
  • 你有足够的时间赶上车。
    Nǐ yǒu zúgòu de shíjiān gǎn shàng chē.
    You have enough time to catch the train.
  • 我们几乎来不及赶火车。
    Wǒmen jīhū láibují gǎn huǒchē.
    We barely had time to catch the train.
  • 部队向前进,赶跑了敌人。
    Bùduì xiàng qiánjìn, gǎn pǎole dírén.
    The enemy was driven away by the advancing army.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 gan 3
  •  (zǒu): to walk
  •  (gàn): dry

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 赶

HSK 4 Word List

  • 赶 (gǎn): to overtake; to catch up with; to hurry; to rush; to try to catch (the bus, etc.); to drive (cattle, etc.) forward; to drive (somebody) away; to avail oneself of (an opportunity); until

HSK 5 Word List

  • 赶紧 (gǎn jǐn): to hurry up; hurriedly
  • 赶快 (gǎn kuài): immediately; at once
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