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鼓励 gǔ lì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

鼓励 (gǔ lì) English Meaning

  • to encourage

Traditional Characters:  鼓勵

鼓 forms words in:

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

励 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 我伤心的时候,我的朋友会鼓励我。
    Wǒ shāngxīn de shíhòu, wǒ de péngyǒu huì gǔlì wǒ.
    When I’m sad, my friends encourage me.
  • 中国现在甚至鼓励建立100%的外商独资企业。
    Zhōngguó xiànzài shènzhì gǔlì jiànlì 100%de wàishāng dúzī qǐyè.
    China now even encourages a 100% Foreign Capital Enterprise.
  • 销售者为鼓励顾客早日付款,常对在一定时间内付清货款的顾客给予现金折扣优惠。
    Xiāoshòu zhě wéi gǔlì gùkè zǎorì fùkuǎn, cháng duì zài yīdìng shíjiān nèi fùqīng huòkuǎn de gùkè jǐyǔ xiànjīn zhékòu yōuhuì.
    To encourage early payments, sellers often offer discounts to customers who pay within a certain period of time.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 gu 3

鼓 (gǔ): drum; CL:通(tòng),面(miàn); to drum; to strike; to rouse; to bulge; to swell

  •  (gǔ): drum
  •  (zhù): (archaic) drum
  •  (zhī): branch
HSK 4 li 4

励 (lì): to encourage; to urge

  •  (lì): strict; severe
  •  (lì): force

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 鼓

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 鼓舞 (gǔ wǔ): heartening (news); boost (morale); CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 鼓掌 (gǔ zhǎng): to applaud; to clap

HSK 6 Word List

  • 鼓动 (gǔ dòng): to agitate; to arouse; to instigate; to encite

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 励

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 激励 (jī lì): to encourage; to urge; motivation; incentive
  • 奖励 (jiǎng lì): reward (as encouragement)
  • 勉励 (miǎn lì): to encourage
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