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饺子 jiǎo zi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

饺子 (jiǎo zi) English Meaning

  • dumpling
  • pot-sticker

Traditional Characters:  餃子

饺 is only found in HSK 4.

子 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)
  • (zhī)

Sample Sentences

  • 在中文里面,饺子和“交子”谐音,因而具有丰富的文化涵义。
    Zài zhōngwén lǐmiàn, jiǎozi hé “jiāo zi” xiéyīn, yīn’ér jùyǒu fēngfù de wénhuà hányì.
    In Chinese, ‘dumpling’ and ‘first exchange’ are homophones, so they have a rich cultural association.
  • 我很想吃饺子。
    Wǒ hěn xiǎng chī jiǎozi.
    I feel like having some dumplings.
  • 晚上我们去吃饺子,好吗?
    Wǎnshàng wǒmen qù chī jiǎozi, hǎo ma?
    We’re going out for dumplings in the evening, all right?
  • 饺子是年夜饭桌上必不可少的。
    Jiǎozi shì nián yèfàn zhuō shàng bì bùkě shǎo de.
    Dumplings are essential at the New Year’s Eve dinner table.
  • 说明年夜饭的饺子是亲人团聚的象征。
    Shuōmíng nián yèfàn de jiǎozi shì qīnrén tuánjù de xiàngzhēng.
    Eating dumplings on New Year’s eve is a symbol of family reunion.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

饺 (jiǎo): dumplings with meat filling

  • 饣 (shí): to eat
  • 交 (jiāo): to hand over; to deliver; to pay (money); to turn over; to make friends; to intersect (lines)

子 (zi): (noun suffix); child; small thing

  • (zi): child

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 子

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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